Dynamical systems are mathematical objects used to model phenomena of natural
and social phenomena whose state changes over time. Nonlinear dynamical systems
are able to show complicated temporal, spatial and spatio-temporal behavior. They
include oscillatory and chaotic behaviors and spatial structures including fractals.
Students will learn the basic mathematical concepts and methods used to describe
dynamical systems. Applications will cover many scientific disciplines, including
physics, chemistry, biology, economics, and other social sciences.