Topics include nonlinear electric oscillators, coupled pendula, and pattern formation in chemical reactions. A main focus of the lab is the development of standard tools for the numerical solution of differential equations, the application of automated tools for bifurcation analysis, and continuation methods. We will also implement simple agent-based models and pseudo-spectral PDE solvers for reaction-diffusion equations.
The lab is accessible to second and third year students in Physics, Mathematics, and EE/CS who have completed the recommended course load of these majors. Prerequisite is a willingness to learn about differential equations and the associated calculus.
|Office hours:||TBA in Research II, 62|
|Office hours:||Tu, Th 11:15 in Research I, 107|
|Mo 14:15-18:30 in East Hall 1|