Summer 2015
BMSCourse Dynamical Systems
Dr. Juliette Hell
Recitation session:
Hannes Stuke
Schedule, Summer 2015
 Lecture:
 Wednesday 10h1512h00, seminar room 130, Arnimallee 3
 Followed by Perturbation Theory Wednesday 12.1514.00, seminar room 130, Arnimallee 3.
 Recitation session:
 Monday 10h0012h00, seminar room 140, Arnimallee 7 (rear building)
 Written examination:
 Wednesday, July 15, 10h0012h00, seminar room 130, Arnimallee 3
 Results (PDF) (upload July 21st, 2015)
 Written examinations might be checked individually in the following time frame: August 17  August 28. Please make an appointment with Dr. Juliette Hell first.
 Correction session to prepare for the resit:
 Thursday, October 1st, 10h0014h00, seminar room 140, Arnimallee 7
 Written examination (resit):
 Monday, October 12, 12h0014h00, seminar room 130, Arnimallee 3
 Results (PDF) (upload October 22st, 2015)
Grade:  5.0  4.0  3.7  3.3  3.0  2.7  2.3  2.0  1.7  1.3  1.0 
Points:  06  6,5  7  7,5  8  8,5  9  9,5  1010,5  1112  12,516 
Topics
Bifurcation theory is the study of qualitative changes of the dynamics as a parameter of the system varies. We will focus on local bifurcations for vector fields. A typical situation is when the vector field admits an equilibrium where an eigenvalue of the linearization crosses the imaginary axis as the parameter varies. With the sign of the (real part of the) eigenvalue changes the stability of the equilibrium. But also other invariant sets and heteroclinic connections might pop up nearby. The nature of the dynamics bifurcating from the reference equilibrium depends on the nonlinearity and the dimension of the parameter. The appearance of an eigenvalue with zero real part at the critical parameter value suggests that center manifolds will play an important role.
We will explore the bifurcation zoo and illustrate the theory by examples coming from physics, biology and other fields of applications.
Depending on the interests of the audience and the time available, we might make excursions to some of the following topics: bifurcations in discrete dynamical systems, in PDE's, bifurcations and symmetries, global bifurcations, bifurcation without parameter.
The general idea of perturbation theory is to write a complicated system as the sum of a simpler dynamical system for which information about the dyamics is available, and a small perturbation.
We will study methods adapted to various type of problems such as averaging, systems with different time scales, geometric singular perturbation theory, analysis of degenerate equilibria via blowup,...
Bifurcation and perturbation theory are deeply related and often combined. Therefore we strongly recommand to attend both lectures.
Prerequisites are Dynamical systems I and II.
References
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Chaos,
Springer, 1997.
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Ordinary Differential Equations,
Springer, 2001.
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Springer, 1988.
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Elementary Differential Equations and Boundary Value Problems,
Wiley, 5th edition, 1992.
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Methods of Bifurcation Theory,
Springer, 1982.
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Theory of ordinary differential equations,
McGillHill, 1955.
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Concepts and Results in Chaotic Dynamics. A Short Course,
Springer, 2006.
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Differential Equations, Dynamical Systems, and an Introduction to Chaos,
Academic Press, 2003.
(This is the updated version of
M.W. Hirsch and S. Smale:
Differential Equations, Dynamical Systems, and Linear Algebra,
Academic Press, 1974.)
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D.K. Anosov and V.I. Arnold (eds.),
Encyclopaedia of Mathematical Sciences Vol 1,
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Homework assignments, Summer 2015
 1st assignment, due Apr 29, 2015 (PDF)
 2nd assignment, due May 06, 2015 (PDF)
 3rd assignment, due May 13, 2015 (PDF)
 4th assignment, due May 20, 2015 (PDF)
 5th assignment, due May 27, 2015 (PDF)
 6th assignment, due June 03, 2015 (PDF)
 7th assignment, due June 10, 2015 (PDF)
 White exam, June 03, 2015 (PDF)
 8th assignment, due June 17, 2015 (PDF)
 9th assignment, due June 24, 2015 (PDF)
 10th assignment, due July 01, 2015 (PDF)
 11th assignment, due July 08, 2015 (PDF)
 12th assignment, due July 15, 2015 (PDF)
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