1.062J Nonlinear Dynamics: Continuum Systems (New)


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General mathematical principles of continuum systems. From microscopic to macroscopic descriptions in the form of linear or nonlinear (partial) differential equations. Exact solutions, dimensional analysis, calculus of variations and singular perturbation methods. Stability, waves and pattern formation in continuum systems. Subject matter illustrated using natural fluid and solid systems found, for example, in geophysics and biology.

This class has 18.03, and 18.034 as prerequisites.

1.062J will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Spring semester, and will be instructed by J. Dunkel.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This is a graduate-level class.

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