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401-3371-00L  Dynamical Systems I

SemesterHerbstsemester 2019
DozierendeW. Merry
Periodizitäteinmalige Veranstaltung

KurzbeschreibungThis course is a broad introduction to dynamical systems. Topic covered include topological dynamics, ergodic theory and low-dimensional dynamics.
LernzielMastery of the basic methods and principal themes of some aspects of dynamical systems.
InhaltTopics covered include:

1. Topological dynamics
(transitivity, attractors, chaos, structural stability)

2. Ergodic theory
(Poincare recurrence theorem, Birkhoff ergodic theorem, existence of invariant measures)

3. Low-dimensional dynamics
(Poincare rotation number, dynamical systems on [0,1])
LiteraturThe most relevant textbook for this course is

Introduction to Dynamical Systems, Brin and Stuck, CUP, 2002.

I will also produce full lecture notes, available from my website

Voraussetzungen / BesonderesThe material of the basic courses of the first two years of the program at ETH is assumed. In particular, you should be familiar with metric spaces and elementary measure theory.