MATH 4210

MATH 4210

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2019-2020.

Introduction to nonlinear dynamics, with applications to physics, engineering, biology, and chemistry. Emphasizes analytical methods, concrete examples, and geometric thinking. Topics include one-dimensional systems; bifurcations; phase plane; nonlinear oscillators; and Lorenz equations, chaos, strange attractors, fractals, iterated mappings, period doubling, renormalization.

When Offered Spring.

Permission Note Enrollment limited to: graduate students, professional students, and seniors; juniors by permission only.
Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: high level of performance in MATH 2210-MATH 2220, MATH 2230-MATH 2240, or MATH 1920 and MATH 2940; MATH 2930 or equivalent preparation in differential equations; or permission of instructor. Students will be expected to be comfortable with proofs.
Forbidden Overlaps Forbidden Overlap: due to an overlap in content, students will receive credit for only one course in the following group: MAE 5790, MATH 4200, MATH 4210 if taken Fall 2017 or later.

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: MAE 5790

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7361MATH 4210  LEC 001

  • Graduate students, professional students, and seniors may enroll in MATH 4210 / MAE 5790 through Student Center up to a limit of 40 students. All others must add themselves to the waiting list (not in Student Center), which will open in January; a link to the waiting list will be added here: http://math.cornell.edu/enrollment-guide. Any student who is unable to pre-enroll in MATH 4210 / MAE 5790 should be actively considering other options. Enrollment will be limited to: graduate students, professional students, and seniors; juniors by permission only.