Dynamical systems 887

Module code WTW 887
Qualification Postgraduate
Faculty Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences
Module content

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Finite dimensional dynamical systems: Autonomous and non-autonomous systems of differential equations, dynamical systems, linear and nonlinear systems, existence and uniqueness of solutions, extension of solutions, maximal solution and maximal interval of existence, phase space and phase portrait. Stability theory for equilibria and periodic orbits using linear approximation, Liapunov's method and other energy methods and discrete dynamical systems (Poincarè map). Introduction to strange attractors. Application to mechanics and population models. Infinite dimensional dynamical systems: Semigroups, first and second order abstract differential equations, Sobolev spaces, finite dimensional approximation. Application to heat conduction and mechanical vibration. Examples of nonlinear systems.

Module credits 30.00
Prerequisites Functional Analysis, Partial Differential Equations and Finite Element Method on honours level
Contact time 1 lecture per week
Language of tuition English
Academic organisation Mathematics and Applied Maths
Period of presentation Semester 1

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