CHAOS, AND WHAT TO DO ABOUT IT

INSTRUCTOR:Predrag CvitanovićOFFICE:Howey W501PHONE:404/385-2502EMAIL:predrag.cvitanovic@physics.gatech.eduINSTRUCTOR HOMEPAGE:www.cns.gatech.edu/~predragCOURSE HOMEPAGE:www.cns.gatech.edu/~predrag/courses/PHYS-7123-03TIME:Fall semester 2003, TR 9:35-10:55ROOM:Howey S106EXPECTED ENROLLMENT:15

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Arnold's cat, | by Leon Poon |

**e-TEXTBOOK:**
*Chaos: Classical and Quantum*
webbook, available on
www.cns.gatech.edu/ChaosBook.
We will cover both the classical and quantum chaos in a 2-semester
sequence (either part can be taken separately). The theory will be
extended to quantum mechanics via Gutzwiller and Selberg trace formulas.
This sequence is the last (?) prepublication test run of the web
e-textbook. Your active participation in improving the book is very much
encouraged.
**PREREQUISITES: **
A basic background in calculus, ordinary differential equations, classical,
quantum and
statistical mechanics. Weekly homework assignments require both analytic
and numerical work, so familiarity with a programming language is a
necessity.

**TEACHING METHOD: **Two lectures
and a homework problem set per week.
For inspiration, consult www.cns.gatech.edu/ChaosBook/projects .
**EVALUATION METHOD: **
Weekly homework assignments
and a term project
individually tailored to student's level and research
interests.
Grades will be determined from the homework (60%) and the
term project (40%).

Even though the course number - phys 7123 - is the same, this course focuses on deterministic chaos, and has no overlap with Ron Fox fall 2002 course on stochastic and non-equilibrium processes.

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