Math 134 section 2: Dynamical systems
Class: MWF at 2pm in MS 5137
Instructor: Inwon Kim
Office hours: M 12:30-1:30 and W 3-4, or by appointment in MS 7905
Discussion section: Thursdays at 2pm in MS 5137
Attendance to discussion section, as well as active participation, is strongly encouraged.
TA: Dohyun Kwon
TA Office hours: Thursdays 1-2 and 3-4.
S. Strogatz, Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos, second edition.
J. D. Crawford, Introduction to Bifurcation Theory.
Prerequisites: Mathematics 33B
Material: We will study dynamical systems of differential equations and their qualitative behaviors, both in one and two dimensions. Examples in physical applications will be discussed. We cover roughly Chapter 1-8 of the textbook.
Grades: It will be the maximum of either
✫ Homework 10%, final 50%, midterm 40%
✫ Homework 15%, final 70%, midterm 15%.
In order to pass this class, you must take the final exam.
Homework: There will be weekly homework assignments. The lowest homework set score, except homework 5, will be dropped.
✫ Homeworks will be assigned online below, one week prior to the due date.
✫ Homeworks will be due at the beginning of Fridays’ class, beginning April 7th.
No late homework will be accepted.
Midterms: There will be one in-class midterm:
Friday, May 5th.
No books, notes or calculators are allowed. There will be no make-up exam.
Final Exam: June 12th, 3-6pm. Comprehensive.
Homework 1 (due 4/14)
Homework 2 (due 4/21)
Homework 3 (due 4/28)
Homework 4 (due 5/5)
Homework 5 (due 5/19) This homework will not be dropped.
Homework 6 (due 5/26)
Homework 7 (due 6/2)
Homework 8 (due 6/12)