Complexity Explorer Santa Fe Institute

Course Syllabus

Nonlinear Dynamics of Extended Systems

This is a topics course in complex extended systems aimed at the level of first year graduate students. Broadly speaking, a complex system is a set of interacting elements that are nonlinearly coupled to give rise to emergent behavior. This course primarily focuses on how a physics perspective coupled with a computational approach can lend insights into complex systems. The course has no explicit prerequisites. A strong undergraduate math background that includes differential equations, linear algebra, and basic probability and statistics is assumed.

University of Maryland
Michelle Girvan
Complex Systems, Mathematics, Physics, Nonlinear Dynamics