CDS 140b, Spring 2012
This will be the homepage for CDS 140b for Winter 2012.
Introduction to Dynamics  
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Course Description
CDS 140b is a continuation of CDS 140a. A large part of the course will focus on tools from nonlinear dynamics, such as perturbation theory and averaging, advanced stability analysis, the existence of periodic orbits, bifurcation theory, chaos, etc. In addition, guest lecturers will give an introduction to current research topics in dynamical systems theory. There will be five homeworks throughout the semester but no exams. Instead, the students are required to select a research topic and a journal paper related to CDS140b and present a brief review of the paper. The details of the projects will be discussed in the class.
Announcements
 30 Apr 2012: Next two weeks on nonlinear control; homework 3 will be posted no later than Thursday
 20 Apr 2012: Homework 2 is posted.
 4 Apr 2012: Starting 5 Apr 2012, New Class Timing T, Th 9 AM  10:25 AM, 314 ANB
 17 Mar 2012: At least one student has a conflict with the class time; we will see if we can find a time compatible with everyone during the first week of the quarter.
 17 Mar 2012: Doug MacMynowski is traveling the first few weeks of the quarter; direct all questions to Shaunak...
 17 Mar 2012: web page creation: the list of topics below has not yet been edited from last year; please ignore!
Lecture Schedule
Week  Date  Topic  Suggested Reading/Lecture Notes  Homework  
1  3 Apr 5 Apr 
Perturbation Theory



2  10 Apr 12 Apr 
Averaging Method



3  17 Apr 19 Apr 
Singular Perturbations



4  24 Apr 26 Apr 
No class this week  
5  1 May 3 May (Midterm period) 
Nonlinear control I



6  8 May (Midterm period) 10 May 
Nonlinear control II



7  15 May 17 May 
Lagrangian Coherent Structures 

8  22 May 24 May 

9  29 May 31 May 
Final Project Presentations 
 
References:
Course Textbooks
 H. Khalil, Nonlinear Systems, Prentice Hall; 3rd edition, 2001. ISBN: 9780130673893
 S. Strogatz, Nonlinear Dynamics And Chaos, Westview Press, 1994. ISBN: 9780738204536
 F. Verhulst, Nonlinear Differential Equations and Dynamical Systems, Springer; 2ed Edition, 1996. ISBN: 9783540609346
Additional Sources:
 L. Perko, Differential Equations and Dynamical Systems (3rd), Springer, 2001. ISBN: 9780387951164
 S. Wiggins, Introduction to Applied Nonlinear Dynamical Systems and Chaos, Springer; 2nd edition, 2003. ISBN: 9780387001777
Policies:
Lecture notes:
A brief description of the mathematical concepts presented during the lectures may be posted as lecture notes. These should assist students with the mathematical concepts presented during the lecture. Complete lecture notes will not be posted.
Collaboration Policy
Homeworks are to be done and handed in individually. To improve the learning process, students are encouraged to discuss the problems with, provide guidance to and get help from other students, the TAs and instructors. However, to make sure each student understands the concepts, solutions must be written independently and should reﬂect your understanding of the subject matter at the time of writing. Copying solutions, using solutions from previous years, having someone else type or dictate any part of the solution manual or using publicly available solutions (from the Internet) are not allowed.
Grading Policy
The final grades will be evaluated based on homework assignments (5*15%=75%) and final projects (25%).
Late Homework
Each student is allowed one late day which means only one homework assignment may be handed in up to one day late. Other than this day, late homework will not be accepted. Exceptional circumstances (such as medical situations) with appropriate documentation will be considered by the instructors.