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MT5837   Ergodic Theory and Dynamical Systems

Academic year(s): 2017-2018

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 20

ECTS credits : 10

Level : SCQF Level 11

Semester: 2

Planned timetable: 9.00 am - 10.00 am Mon (even teaching weeks), Tue, Thu

This module introduces the modern ergodic theory approach to understanding chaotic dynamical systems. Topics include recurrence, consequences of ergodicity, entropy, the structure of the space of invariant measures and unique ergodicity. This will give students an insight into a thriving field of mathematics, which is at the core of the research interests of many faculty in the Pure Division in the School of Mathematics and Statistics.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must take MT5825

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 2.5 lectures (x 10 weeks), 1 tutorial (x 10 weeks)

Scheduled learning hours: 35

Guided independent study hours: 165

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: 2.5-hour Written Examination = 100%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 100%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 0%

Re-assessment: 2.5-hour Written Examination = 100%


Module teaching staff: Dr M Todd