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.

Institution
University of Maryland
Author
Michelle Girvan
Topics
Complex Systems, Mathematics, Physics, Nonlinear Dynamics
URL
https://umdphysics.umd.edu/images/syllabi/2015/phys615-girvan.pdf