110231 Nonlinear Dynamics Lab

Course offering details

Instructors: Dr. Miriam Grace; Prof. Dr. Marc-Thorsten Hütt; Prof. Dr. Marcel Oliver

Type: Lab


Course Name Abbreviation: NLDLab

Credits: 7.50

Min. | Max. participants: - | -

Partial Grades:
Final Grade

Official Course Description:
The Nonlinear Dynamics Lab is an introduction to a variety of nonlinear
phenomena and chaos through experiments. Most experiments will be done in a virtual laboratory,
your laptop, but we will also include a few “wet-lab” experiments. Programming
environments will be Scientific Python for number crunching and Mathematica for symbolic
Topics include nonlinear electric oscillators, coupled pendula, and pattern formation in
chemical reactions. A main focus of the lab is the development of standard tools for the numerical
solution of differential equations, the application of automated tools for bifurcation
analysis, and continuation methods. We will also implement simple agent-based models and
pseudo-spectral PDE solvers for reaction-diffusion equations.
The lab is accessible to second and third year students in Physics, Mathematics, and EE/CS
who have completed the recommended course load of these majors. Prerequisite is a willingness
to learn about differential equations and the associated calculus.

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Date From To Room Instructors
1 Wed, 18. Feb. 2015 15:45 18:30 Lecture Hall Research I Dr. Miriam Grace; Prof. Dr. Marc-Thorsten Hütt; Prof. Dr. Marcel Oliver
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Course Catalogue > Engineering and Science > Mathematical Sciences > Undergraduate Level Courses
Class Session Overview
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Prof. Dr. Marcel Oliver
Prof. Dr. Marc-Thorsten Hütt
Dr. Miriam Grace