Nonlinear Dynamics and Waves

Red and yellow swirls on a black background.

Techniques based on nonlinear dynamics were used in remote sensing to suggest that some ocean and atmospheric phenomena may be chaotic, rather than random. (Image courtesy of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.)


MIT Course Number

2.034J / 1.685J / 18.377J

As Taught In

Spring 2007



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Course Description

This graduate-level course provides a unified treatment of nonlinear oscillations and wave phenomena with applications to mechanical, optical, geophysical, fluid, electrical and flow-structure interaction problems.

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Triantaphyllos Akylas. 2.034J Nonlinear Dynamics and Waves. Spring 2007. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare, License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.

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