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PHYS 217 FA
This calculus based course provides an introduction to the third revolution of 20th-century physics: chaos. Chaos is everywhere. To name only a few examples, it permeates economics, biology, political science,
and physics. The course involves a serious introduction to computational methods for revealing and characterizing chaos in model systems.
Roderick Jensen, "Classical Chaos", AMERICAN SCIENTIST 75 (March-April), 168 (1987)
Steven Strogatz, NONLINEAR DYNAMICS AND CHAOS (1994)
EXAMINATIONS AND ASSIGNMENTS
Problem sets, quizzes, one final paper.
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS and/or COMMENTS
PHYSICS 217 STARTS OCTOBER 19.
You must have had physics with calculus. This course, along with PHYS215, can provide an entry point into the Physics major for exceptionally well prepared students.
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Links to Web Resources For This Course.
- Instructor(s): Stewart,Brian A.
- Times: .M.W.F. 11:00AM-11:50AM; Location: SCIE201;
- Reserved Seats: (Total Limit: UNL)
- Curricular Renewal: Quantitative Reasoning
Last Updated on MAR-30-2006
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