### Course Meeting Times

Lectures: 2 sessions / week, 1.5 hours / session

### Textbook

Strogatz, S. *Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos*. Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley, 1994. ISBN: 9780201543445.

We will cover most of the theory here (but skip some examples).

### References

Drazin, P. G. *Nonlinear systems*. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 1992. ISBN: 9780521404891.

Peitgen, H-O., H. Jurgens, and D. Saupe. *Chaos and Fractals: New Frontiers of Science*. New York, NY: Springer, 2004. ISBN: 9780387202297.

Parker, T. S., and L. O. Chua. *Practical Numerical Algorithms for Chaotic Systems*. New York, NY: Springer-Verlag, December 20, 1991. ISBN: 9780387966892.

Jordan, D. W., and P. Smith. *Nonlinear Ordinary Differential Equations*. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 1999. ISBN: 9780198565635.

Berge, P., Y. Pomeau, and C. Vidal. *Order Within Chaos*. New York, NY: Wiley 1987. ISBN: 9780471849674.

#### “The” Book

Guckenheimer, J., and P. Holmes. *Nonlinear Oscillations, Dynamical Systems and Bifurcations of Vector Fields*. New York, NY: Springer-Verlag, 2002. ISBN: 9780387908199. For the brave souls.

### Exams

Two exams will be held (midterm and on the last week of class). Each exam will be worth 40% of the grade. No final exam.

### Problem Sets

There are assigned 4 problem sets worth 20% of the grade. Do them all! No way you can learn the material in this course if you do not!