MATD35H3 Introduction to Discrete Dynamical Systems

This course provides an introduction and exposure to dynamical systems, with particular emphasis on low-dimensional systems such as interval maps and maps of the plane. Through these simple models, students will become acquainted with the mathematical theory of chaos and will explore strange attractors, fractal geometry and the different notions of entropy. The course will focus mainly on examples rather than proofs; students will be encouraged to explore dynamical systems by programming their simulations in Mathematica.

Prerequisite: 

[[ MATA37H3 or MATA36H3] with a grade of B+ or higher] and MATB41H3 and MATC34H3

Breadth Requirements: 
Quantitative Reasoning