2.034 Nonlinear Dynamics and Waves
A unified treatment of nonlinear oscillations and wave phenomena with applications to mechanical, optical, geophysical, fluid, electrical and flow-structure interaction problems. Nonlinear free and forced vibrations; nonlinear resonances; self-excited oscillations; lock-in phenomena. Nonlinear dispersive and nondispersive waves; resonant wave interactions; propagation of wave pulses and nonlinear Schrodinger equation. Nonlinear long waves and breaking; theory of characteristics; the Korteweg-de Vries equation; solitons and solitary wave interactions. Stability of shear flows. Some topics and applications may vary from year to year.
This class has no prerequisites.
2.034 will be offered this semester (Spring 2018). It is instructed by R. R. Rosales.
Lecture occurs 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays in 2-147.
This class counts for a total of 12 credits.
You can find more information at the 2.034 Spring 2013 site.
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