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Cornell University

Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos

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The course includes one-dimensional and two-dimensional systems. It also includes a model of an insect outbreak and the renormalization analysis of period doubling. The course is available in English and French. For more information, visit the course's website:


MAE5790-1 Course introduction and overview.
MAE5790-2 One dimensional Systems.
MAE5790-3 Overdamped bead on a rotating hoop.
MAE5790-4 Model of an insect outbreak.
MAE5790-5 Two dimensional linear systems.
MAE5790-6 Two dimensional nonlinear systems fixed points.
MAE5790-7 Conservative Systems.
MAE5790-8 Index theory and introduction to limit cycles.
MAE5790-9 Testing for closed orbits.
MAE5790-10 van der Pol oscillator.
MAE5790-11 Averaging theory for weakly nonlinear oscillators.
MAE5790-12 Bifurcations in two dimensional systems.
MAE5790-13 Hopf bifurcations in aeroelastic instabilities and chemical oscillators.
MAE5790-14 Global bifurcations of cycles.
MAE5790-15 Chaotic waterwheel.
MAE5790-16 waterwheel equations and Lorenz equations.
MAE5790-17 Chaos in the Lorenz equations.
MAE5790-18 Strange attractor for the Lorenz equations.
MAE5790-19 One dimensional maps.
MAE5790-20 Universal aspects of period doubling.
MAE5790-21 Feigenbaum's renormalization analysis of period doubling.
MAE5790-22 Renormalization: Function space and a hands-on calculation.
MAE5790-23 Fractals and the geometry of strange attractors.
MAE5790-24 Hénon map.
MAE5790-25 Using chaos to send secret messages.

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