Mth 523 Theory of Ordinary Differential Equations III
The two-body problem. The Lorenz system. Homoclinic bifurcations. Chaotic attractors. Horseshoes. Symbolic dynamics and the shift map. Discrete dynamics. Additional topics. This is the third course in a sequence of three: Mth 521
, Mth 522
, and Mth 523
which must be taken in sequence.