CDS 280 -- Winter and Spring 2008
Second and Third Terms

Advanced Topics in Geometric Mechanics
or Dynamical Systems Theory

Winter Term: Thursdays 3:00pm-5:00pm
Spring Term: Wednesdays 12:30pm-2:30pm
Steele 114 (CDS Library)

Course Description

Topics will vary according to student and instructor interest. Examples include chaotic transport theory, invariant manifold techniques, multidimensional geometric perturbation theory, the dynamics of coupled oscillators, rigid-body dynamics, numerical methods in dynamical systems theory. May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisite: instructor’s permission
Instructor: Marsden

Please note: The first meeting of this class will be on January 17th at 3pm. The lecture schedule will be given below; see also the group meeting page for additional information. The first hour, 3-4 will typically be a lecture by someone in the group, a visitor, or a student who wants to get credit for the class. The second hour, 4-5 will typically be for the dynarum group although everyone is welcome to attend.

Lecture Schedule... click here