2.034 Nonlinear Dynamics and Waves


Class Info

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 not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Spring semester, and will be instructed by T. R. Akylas and R. R. Rosales.

Lecture occurs 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays in 1-246.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits.

In the Spring 2015 Subject Evaluations, 2.034 was rated 6.5 out of 7.0. You can find more information at the 2.034 Spring 2013 site.

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