Course Meeting Times

Lectures: 2 sessions / week, 1.5 hours / session


Buy at Amazon 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).


Buy at Amazon Drazin, P. G. Nonlinear systems. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 1992. ISBN: 9780521404891.

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

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

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

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

"The" Book

Buy at Amazon 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.


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!