** 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.

**Textbook: **

S. Strogatz, Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos, second edition.

**Other references:**

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%

or

✫ 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.

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* **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 problems: **

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)

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