Dec 31 2004
CHAOS, AND WHAT TO DO ABOUT IT
|PHYS 7224||Spring semester 2005|
e-TEXTBOOK: Chaos: Classical and Quantum, ChaosBook.org
PLACE AND TIMES:
Howey S104, TR 09:35-10:55
PREREQUISITES: A basic background in calculus, ordinary differential equations, classical, quantum and statistical mechanics. Weekly homework assignments require both analytic and numerical work, so familiarity with a programming language is a necessity.
TEACHING METHOD: Two lectures and a homework problem set per week.
EVALUATION METHOD: Weekly homework assignments and a term project individually tailored to student's level and research interests. For inspiration, consult ChaosBook.org/projects. Grades will be determined from the homework (60%) and the term project (40%) which takes the place of a final exam.
PROBLEM SETS: Please deliver solutions to problem sets by Tuesday, at the lecture, or place them in Predrag's mailbox.
TEACHING ASSISTANT: Rytis Paskauskas, gte203x at prism.gatech.edu, Howey W503, Phone: 404/384-9407
Lecture topics will be described weekly by e-mail. Please subscribe to the course e-mail distribution even if you are only interested in a subset of the topics - send e-mail with text (and no header):
Predrag.Cvitanovic at physics.gatech.edu