Introduction to Dynamical Systems Theory Linear Stability analysis, attracters, limit cycles, Poincare-Bendixson theorem, relaxation oscillations.Elements of Bifurcation theory, saddle-node, transcritical, pitchfork and Hopf bifurcations. Integrability, Hamiltonian systems, Lotka-Volterra equations. Lyapunov functions and dirct methods for stability, dissipative systems, Lorenz systems, chaos and its measures, Lyapunov exponents, strange attractors, simple maps, period-doubling bifurcations, Feigenbaum constants, fractals.  


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