An Introduction to Dynamical Systems     Math 497 B     Fall 2014

   Lectures:       Monday, Wednesday, Friday  11:15 a.m. - 12:05 p.m.  in 113 McAllister
   Recitations:   Thursday  11:15 a.m. - 12:05 p.m.  in 113 McAllister


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Victoria Sadovskaya
sadovskaya@psu.edu            
112 McAllister
(814) 865-6485
MWF 2:20-3:20 p.m.
and by appointment
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Kurt Vinhage
vinhage@math.psu.edu
432 McAllister
(814) 863-3644
TBA  
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    Course description: This course is a part of the MASS Program.
    The theory of dynamical systems is a modern branch of mathematics. Its main objective is
    to analyze long-term behavior of systems that evolve over time. In this course, we will
    introduce the fundamental concepts and tools of dynamics and discuss an array of examples
    with gradual increase in complexity. The topics will include contractions, linear maps,
    differential equations, recurrence, equidistribution, hyperbolic systems, symbolic systems
    and coding, fractals, entropy, and chaos.


    Syllabus    pdf

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    Final Exam Review Sheet     pdf