Five College Consortium

Dynamical Systems

Subject Name: 
Natural Science
Course Number: 
Hampshire College
In this course, students will be introduced to the modern study of dynamical systems, the interdisciplinary field of applied mathematics that studies systems that change over time. Topics to be covered include: phase space, bifurcations, chaos, the butterfly effect, strange attractors, and pattern formation. The course will focus on aspects from dynamical systems that are particularly relevant to complex systems. Students will complete group explorations and a substantial independent project. Prerequisites are the Calculus in Context sequence (or equivalent).
Quantitative Skills Independent Work In this course students are generally expected to spend at least 6 to 8 hours a week of preparation and work outside of class time.
Linked Course: 
Multiple required components--lab and/or discussion section. To register, submit requests for all components simultaneously.
Linked Course Comments: 
This course has unspecified prerequisite(s) - please see the instructor.
Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
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Course Sections

Dynamical Systems
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
1 4.0 Sarah Hews 01:00PM-02:20PM M;01:00PM-02:20PM W Cole Science Center 316;Cole Science Center 316