June 18, 1997 | |

Announcement |
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Physics D60-0 |
Spring quarter 1997 |

TTh 1:30 - 3:00 Tech L386 |
Expected Enrollment: 3-10 |

- Historical perspective - chaos, and what to do about it.
- Topology of flows - how to enumerate orbits, Smale horseshoes, entropy.
- Dynamics, quantitative - periodic orbits, local stability.
- Transfer operators - role of statistical distributions in dynamics.
- Thermodynamic formalism - computing measurable averages over chaotic flows.
- Spectroscopy of chaotic systems - evolution operators, zeta functions, cycle expansions.
- Quantum determinants - quantization with the Gutzwiller trace formula.

**TEXT ** will be a baby subset of
*Classical and Quantum Chaos: A Cyclist Treatise*
lecture notes, available on
http://www.nbi.dk/ChaosBook/ . Weekly homework sets
require both analytic and numerical work.

**START **
Tuesday, April 1, 1:30 in Tech L386, with detailed
schedule available on
*http://ChaosBook.org/~predrag/NUcourses/D60-0-sched97.html* .
Lecture topics will be described weekly by e-mail.
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* Predrag Cvitanovic'
p-cvitanovic@nwu.edu ,
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