Main field(s) of study and in-depth level:
Explanation of codes
The code indicates the education cycle and in-depth level of the course in relation to other courses within the same main field of study according to the requirements for general degrees:
G1N: has only upper-secondary level entry requirements
G1F: has less than 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
G1E: contains specially designed degree project for Higher Education Diploma
G2F: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
G2E: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements, contains degree project for Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science
GXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified.
A1N: has only first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
A1F: has second-cycle course/s as entry requirements
A1E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (60 credits)
A2E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (120 credits)
AXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified.
Fail (U), Pass (3), Pass with credit (4), Pass with distinction (5)
The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
120 credits with Mechanics III (analytical mechanics). Computer programming I.
On completion of the course, the student should be able to:
analyze and characterize dynamical systems classifying its fixed points, stability and possibly bifurcations and limit cycles in one and more dimensions,
apply the knowledge gained in the course to generate the phase space in one and more dimensions,
describe and critically assess the characteristics of Lorenz equations and one dimensional maps,
identify and contrast chaotic and non chaotic regimes of dynamical systems,
relate the theory learned during the course to experimental observations carried out during the laboratory activity and to explain the underlying physical aspect governing the dynamics of the system,
discuss and summarize the laboratory observations in a report.
Flows on the line, bifurcations in one dimension, linear systems, phase plane, limit cycles, bifurcations in two and higher dimensions, Lorenz equations, one dimensional maps, fractals and strange attractors.
Examples from biology, meteorology, fluid dynamics and finance.
Laboratory experiments concerning chaotic behaviors of dynamical systems.
Lectures, lessons and laboratory experiments. The course makes use of subject integrated communication training with feedback and self evaluation.
Written examination at the end of the course (3 credit). Hand-in exercises (1 credit). Laboratory experiments with written reports (1 hp).
If there are special reasons for doing so, an examiner may make an exception from the method of assessment indicated and allow a student to be assessed by another method. An example of special reasons might be a certificate regarding special pedagogical support from the disability coordinator of the university.