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, chemistry and physics. The course provides a serious introduction to computational methods for revealing and characterizing chaos in model systems.
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|Course Format: Lecture||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CIS)(IDEA-MN)(PHYS)(SISP)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|SECTION 01 - 2nd Quarter|
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
R. Jensen, "Classical Chaos", AMERICAN SCIENTIST 75 (March-April), 168 (1987);
Baker & Gollub, CHAOTIC DYNAMICS.
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Problem sets, a paper, and a final quiz. This course involves rudimentary computer programming for the purpose of solving nonlinear, chaotic equations. No previous programming experience is required, but a willingness to learn is essential.
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PHYSICS 217 IS A SECOND-QUARTER COURSE.
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.
|Instructor(s): Stewart,Brian A. Times: .M.W.F. 11:00AM-11:50AM; Location: SCIE201; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: UNL||SR major: UNL||JR major: UNL|| || |
|Seats Available: UNL||GRAD: UNL||SR non-major: UNL||JR non-major: UNL||SO: UNL||FR: UNL|
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