Academic year(s): 2017-2018
SCOTCAT credits : 15
ECTS credits : 7
Level : SCQF Level 10
This module aims to introduce students to the basic ideas of the modern theory of dynamical systems and to the concepts of chaos and strange attractors. The module will include: period doubling; intermittency and chaos; geometrical approach to differential equations; homoclinic and heteroclinic orbits; Poincaré sections; the Smale horseshoe mapping; centre manifold theory.
Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass MT3504
Weekly contact: 2.5 lectures (weeks 1 - 10) and 1 tutorial (weeks 2 - 11).
Scheduled learning hours: 35
Guided independent study hours: 115
As used by St Andrews: 2-hour Written Examination = 100%
As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 100%
Practical examinations : 0%
Re-assessment: 2-hour Written Examination = 100%