Theoretical understanding of the physical phenomenon.
Thorough general culture in Physics.
Competences in analysis and summary.
Competences in oral and written communication.
Knowledge of informatics concerning this field of study.
Competences to solve problems.
Competences in critical thinking.
Competences in autonomous learning.
Adaptability to new situations.
Personal initiative and entrepreneurship.
Concern with quality.
Competences to apply the theoretical knowledge in practice.
Cushioned and forced Harmonic Oscillators; periodic and chaotic attractors.
Isolated attractors in autonomous systems.
Limit cycles in autonomous systems.
Periodic attractors in forced oscillators; the Poincaré map.
Chaotic attractors in forced oscillators.
Stability and bifurcations; Lyapunov stability.
Chaotic behaviour of uni- and bidimensional maps; the Hénon map.
The Lorenz system.
Complexity and emergency. Fractals.
Applications to Physics.
Mathematical Analysis I, II, III.
Linear Algebra and Analytical Geometry.
Computers and Programming.
Classic Mechanics I.
Generic skills to reach
. Computer Skills for the scope of the study; . Competence to solve problems; . Competence in autonomous learning; . Adaptability to new situations; . Competence in applying theoretical knowledge in practice; . Competence in oral and written communication; . Critical thinking; . Creativity; . Initiative and entrepreneurial spirit; . Quality concerns; (by decreasing order of importance)
Teaching hours per semester
total of teaching hours
assessment implementation in 20132014 Assessment Problems solving and mini-tests : 100.0%
Bibliography of reference
Steven H. Strogatz, (1994) Nonlinear Dynamics And Chaos: With Applications To Physics, Biology, Chemistry, and Engineering, Perseus Book.
JOSÉ, J. V. and SALETAN, E. J. (1998). Classical Dynamics: a contemporary approach. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
THOMPSON, J. M. T.; and STEWART, H. B. (2002). Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos, Chichester: John Wiley & Sons.
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