SCQF Level 10
Academic year(s): 2019-2020
SCOTCAT credits : 15
ECTS credits : 7
Level : SCQF Level 10
Availability restrictions: Not automatically available to General Degree students
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).
As used by St Andrews: 2-hour Written Examination = 100%
Re-assessment: 2-hour Written Examination = 100%
Module coordinator: Dr V Archontis
Module teaching staff: Dr Vasilis Archontis