Introduction to Dynamics and Chaos, MATH 452, Fall 2017

Instructor: Christian Rosendal, office MTH 2113

Course webpage: homepages.math.uic.edu/~rosendal/WebpagesMathCourses/MATH452-2017umd.html

Texts:
• A first course in chaotic dynamical systems; Robert L. Devaney.
• Chaotic Dynamics; Geoffrey R. Goodson.

Course hours and location: Monday - Wednesday - Friday, 11:00-11:50 AM in MTH 1308.

Office hours: Monday 1:20-3:10 in MTH 2113.

Midterms: There will be three midterms each taking place during regular class hours. The dates are:
• 1st midterm: Friday September 29th.
• 2nd midterm: Friday October 27th.
• 3rd midterm: Friday December 1st.

• The midterms and final exam will consist of exercises resembling the homework exercises. So doing exercises equals good exam preparation.

To be excused from a midterm you will need to provide a valid excuse and, in case of illness, a letter from the doctor to this effect. You will not have the chance to make up an exam, so if you are excused from a midterm your midterm grade will be the average of your other midterms. It is entirely your responsibility to be in time for an exam.

Final exam: Friday December 15th, 8:00-10:00 AM.

• Homework: 25 %
• Midterms: 45 %
• Final: 30 %

• Homework:
• Due Friday September 8. Devaney: Chapter 3: 10-19, Chapter 4: 1bd, 2
• Due Friday September 15. Devaney: Chapter 4: 4cdef, Chapter 5: 1acef (observe his definition of attracting and repelling), Exercises 2, 6 from the following pdf
• Due Friday September 22. Devaney: Chapter 5: 2ac, 3, Chapter 6: 1abcdef, 15
• Nothing due Friday September 29. Midterm 1
• Due Friday October 6. Devaney: Chapter 11: 1,2,3,4,5,6
• Due Friday October 13. Exercises 1, 5, 7, 8, 9 from the following pdf
• Due Friday October 25. Exercises 6.5.1, 6.5.4, 6.5.5, 6.6.1, 6.6.2 from the following pdf
• Nothing due Friday October 27. Midterm 2
• Due Friday November 10. Exercises 7.1.1, 7.1.2, 7.1.3, 7.1.4, 7.1.5, 10.3.1, 10.3.2, 10.3.3, 10.3.4, 10.3.6 from the following pdf
• Due Friday November 17. Exercises 10.4.2, 10.5.2, 10.5.3, 10.5.5, 10.5.6 from the following pdf
• Nothing due Friday December 1. Midterm 3
• Due Friday December 8. Exercises 13.2.5, 13.4.1-6 from the following pdf