Dynamical Systems: Maps (MAGIC060)
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This course is part of the MAGIC core.
The course provides an introduction to the topological dynamics of iterated maps: circle maps, unimodal maps, Smale's horseshoe, Hyperbolic toral automorphisms, and polynomials C → C. There is an emphasis on symbolic techniques (kneading theory, Markov partitions, etc.) The aim is to provide an introduction to a broad range of topics, rather than to discuss any of the topics in great depth.
Spring 2017 (Monday, January 23 to Friday, March 31)
Undergraduate-level courses in metric spaces and complex analysis.
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Assessment will be by a take-home exam in April/May 2017. You will have 2 weeks to complete the exam and submit your solutions online. There will be 5 questions, and full marks can be obtained if you submit correct solutions to 3 of them.
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