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About - Introduction and background: linear vs. nonlinear. Phase plane analysis. Stochastic and Deterministic models. One-dimensional systems: fixed point analysis; global and local stability; bifurcations. Two-dimensional systems: oscillations and limit cycles. Hopf bifurcation and Poincare-Bendixson theorem.

Professor: Dr. Mauricio Barahona
Fall Term 2007 Lectures: Monday 10-11 (Mech Eng 664), Thursday 2-3 (RSM G.01)
Lab: Friday 10-11 (RSM 3.38)
Textbook: Strogatz, Steven. Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos. Cambridge, MA: Westview Press, 1994.


  • Final Examination Wednesday 14 May 2008, 14:00 - 16:00 (RSM G.01)
  • Classes start Tuesday 9 October 2007


Past Examination Papers