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COURSE DESCRIPTION: Graduate level introduction to modern theoretical physics and mathematics techniques for study of low-dimensional dynamical systems. The emphasis is on the interplay between the geometry and the statistical mechanics associated with the dynamics. The course has much in common with (and complements) graduate level field theory and statistical mechanics courses; partition functions and transfer operators are applied to computation of correlations and spectra of classical and quantum chaotic systems.
INSTRUCTOR: Predrag Cvitanovic'
INSTRUCTOR HOMEPAGE: www.cns.gatech.edu/~predrag
TIME: Fall semester 2001, TR 11:05-12:25
ROOM: Howey S106
EXPECTED ENROLLMENT: 15
Historical perspective - chaos, and what to do about it.
Topology of flows - how to enumerate orbits, Smale horseshoes.
Dynamics, quantitative - periodic orbits, local stability.
Transfer operators - role of statistical distributions in dynamics.
Thermodynamic formalism - computing measurable averages.
Spectroscopy of chaotic systems - dynamical zeta functions.
Classical and Quantum Chaos
webbook, available on
COURSE HOME PAGE: www.cns.gatech.edu/~predrag/courses/PHYS-7123-01.
START: Monday Aug 20, 10:05 in Howey S106, with detailed schedule available on www.cns.gatech.edu/~predrag/courses/PHYS-7123-01/syllabus.html.
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