2.034J / 1.685J / 18.377J Nonlinear Dynamics and Waves

Spring 2007

Red and yellow swirls on a black background.
Techniques based on nonlinear dynamics were used in remote sensing to suggest that some ocean and atmospheric phenomena may be chaotic, rather than random. (Image courtesy of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.)

Course Highlights

This course features a full set of assignments and a list of reference readings.

Course Description

This graduate-level course provides a unified treatment of nonlinear oscillations and wave phenomena with applications to mechanical, optical, geophysical, fluid, electrical and flow-structure interaction problems. A more detailed course outline is given in the syllabus section.
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Prof. Triantaphyllos Akylas

Course Meeting Times

Two sessions / week
1.5 hours / session