APMA 2190: Nonlinear Dynamical Systems: Theory and Applications (Fall 2010)

Class information

InstructorBjörn Sandstede
OfficeRoom 325 in 182 George Street
Office HoursTuesdays 4-5, Thursdays 11-12, and by appointment
Class meetingsTuesdays and Thursdays 2:30-3:50 in Wilson Hall 204

Project reports

A PDF file that contains all project reports is posted below:

Course material

This course provides a rigorous introduction to ordinary differential equations, studied from a dynamical-systems viewpoint. Motivated by examples from ecology, chemistry, mechanics, and physics, we will study the existence and uniqueness of solutions and the dynamical behavior near equilibria and periodic orbits.

The following topics will be covered in Spring:


No textbook is required. Most of the material covered in the course can be found in

Other books that contain some or all of the material covered in the course are