Summary: AMATH 451 Introduction to Dynamical Systems Winter 2009
The goal of this course is to learn the basic qualitative techniques used to study nonlinear
ordinary differential equations. These differential equations will come from models for
physical, biological, chemical and other systems.
Instructor: S.A. Campbell, MC 5124, ext. 35461, firstname.lastname@example.org
TA: Easwar Magesan, MC 6091H, ext. 36128, email@example.com
Web Page: Available through the ACE system - www.uwace.uwaterloo.ca
Lectures: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 11:30, MC4064
Prerequisite: AMATH 351
Text: Differential Equations and Dynamical Systems by L.E. Perko
Topics: We will cover most of Chapters 1 and 2 and selected topics
from Chapters 3 and 4.
References: On reserve in the Davis Library (call numbers as indicated).
Differential Equations, Dynamical Systems, and Linear Algebra,
M.W. Hirsch and S. Smale (QA3.P8 v.60)
Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos, S.H. Strogatz (Q172.5.C45S767 1994)
Midterm Test: Wednesday, February 24, 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Assignments: There will be one assignment approximately every other week.
Solutions to the assignments will be posted on the Course Web page.
Marked assignments will be handed back in class. Unclaimed