Deterministic Chaos with Engineering Applications
A simple mathematical formalism explains how a nonlinear system with no random element may be intrinsically unpredictable even when its governing equations are known. The mathematics of chaos (including fractals) will be presented, with applications drawn from mechanical, biological, chemical processes; the weather; electric circuits; lasers; general relativity; models of war; the economy; the spread of epidemics, etc.
3 credits. Prerequisites: Ph 214, Ma 113 (Ma 240 preferred) and CS 102
Course Code: Ph 429