General Information Handout
Notes for the Pendulum/Spring/Quadrature Discussion
Review Practice Problems for the Midterm (to be done on 10/17)
Review Practice Problems for the Final Exam (to be done on 12/18)
Assignment 1: Due Thursday, September 13
Assignment 2: Due Thursday, September 20
Assignment 3: Due Thursday, September 27
Assignment 4: Due Thursday, October 4
Assignment 5 and 6: Due Thursday, October 18 (for 3.7, 5.1) and Thursday, October 25 (for 5.2, 5.3)
Assignment 7: Due Thursday, November 1
Assignment 8: Due Tuesday, November 13
Assignment 9: Due Tuesday, November 27
Assignment 10 and 11: Due Tuesday, December 4 and Tuesday, December 11 (respectively)
Two codes for the numerical solution of ODEs byJohn Polking
of Rice University are:pplane8.m for planar systems
odesolve.m for higher-order autonomous systems
A few introductory links for Matlab:A basic tutorial for Matlab
A Matlab Tutorial by Peter Turner of Clarkson University
A Matlab Tutorial by Monica Nitsche of the University of New Mexico
The Rossler code
andThe Lorenz code
andThe Linear Spring code
andThe Pendulum code
andtheir integrator used in class
A code to iterate the logistic map for different r's to observe the chaos/self-similarity/fractal nature and period doublings
The simple 1-equation Newton code presented in class
The generalization of Newton to 2 equations
The Runge-Kutta integrator for the 2-equation system
An interesting discussion of dynamical models of love by J.C. Sprott
A discussion of the dynamical models associated with Catastrophe Theory by E.C. Zeeman