Academic Catalog

PHYS436 INT.TO NONLINEAR DYNAMICAL SYS.& CHAO II

Course Code: 2300436
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 5.0
Department: Physics
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Undergraduate
Course Coordinator: Prof.Dr. SMAL RAFATOV
Offered Semester: Spring Semesters.
Prerequisite: Set 1: 2300435
The course set above should be completed before taking PHYS436 INT.TO NONLINEAR DYNAMICAL SYS.& CHAO II.

Course Content

Hopf bifurcations and spontaneous symmetry breakdown; hysteresis in driven oscillators; coupled oscillators and quasiperiodicity; Lorenz equations; chaos on a strange attractor; one-dimensional maps; Liapunov exponents; universality; renormalization group equations; self similarity and fractals.