2.034J 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.

2.034J will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Spring semester, and will be instructed by R. R. Rosales and T. R. Akylas.

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

In the Spring 2013 Subject Evaluations, 2.034J was rated 6.0 out of 7.0. You can find more information at the 2.034 Spring 2013 site.

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