Autumn Semester 2020 takes place in a mixed form of online and classroom teaching.
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401-3371-00L  Dynamical Systems I

SemesterAutumn Semester 2019
LecturersW. Merry
Periodicitynon-recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish


AbstractThis course is a broad introduction to dynamical systems. Topic covered include topological dynamics, ergodic theory and low-dimensional dynamics.
ObjectiveMastery of the basic methods and principal themes of some aspects of dynamical systems.
ContentTopics 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])
LiteratureThe 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

https://www.merry.io/teaching/
Prerequisites / NoticeThe 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.