Nonlinear dynamics is relevant in the fields of population and social dynamics, mathematical biology, physics, electrical engineering, and many more.
The course will be lectured in January 4 - February 2. It 2016 covers the fundamental concepts and tools for solving systems involving nonlinear dynamics. Emphasis is on the qualitative graphical outlining of the solutions for the problems whose detailed analytical solutions are typically overwhelming or downright impossible. Still, even this level of solving requires some familiarity with differential equations and linear algebra. We will cover the material and do the exercises at a pace that gives everyone the chance to brush up the required pieces of mathematics. The Course book is Steven Strogatz: Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos, which will be made available for the students.