Lecture Notes on Dynamical Systems, Chaos And Fractal Geometry

Lecture Notes on Dynamical Systems, Chaos And Fractal Geometry

Lecture Notes on Dynamical Systems, Chaos And Fractal Geometry

Topics covered in
this notes include: The Orbits of One-Dimensional Maps, Bifurcation and the
Logistic Family, Sharkovsky’s Theorem, Metric Spaces, Devaney’s Definition
of Chaos, Conjugacy of Dynamical Systems, Singer’s Theorem, Fractals,
Newton’s Method, Iteration of Continuous Functions, Linear Transformation
and Transformations Induced by Linear Transformations, Some Elementary
Complex Dynamics, Examples of Substitutions, Compactness in Metric Spaces
and the Metric Properties of Substitutions, Substitution Dynamical Systems,
Sturmian Sequences and Irrational Rotations.

Author(s): Geoffrey
R. Goodson, Towson University, Mathematics Department

This note describes the following topics: Equation of motion, Equations of motion for an inviscid fluid,
Bernoulli equation, The vorticity field, Two dimensional flow of a homogeneous,
incompressible, inviscid fluid and boundary layers in nonrotating fluids.

Topics covered in the
notes include : Introduction and Newton’s Laws , Kinematics, Forces, Energy,
Motion near equilibrium, Damped vibrations, Conservation of momentum,
Angular momentum and central forces, Waves on a string.

This note explains the following topics: Introduction to the
dynamics and vibrations of lumped-parameter models of mechanical systems,
Work-energy concepts, Kinematics, Force-momentum formulation for systems of
particles and rigid bodies in planar motion, Lagrange's
equations for systems of particles and rigid bodies in planar motion,
Virtual displacements and virtual work, Linearization of equations of
motion, Linear stability analysis of mechanical systems.

Author(s): Prof. Nicholas Hadjiconstantinou, Prof. Peter So, Prof. Sanjay Sarma and Prof.
Thomas Peacock

Molecular dynamics is a
computer simulation technique where the time evolution of a set of interacting
particles is followed by integrating their equation of motion. Topics covered
includes: Classical mechanics, Statistical averaging, Physical models of the
system, The time integration algorithm, Average properties, Static properties,
Dynamic properties.

This note explains the
following topics: Mechanisms, Gruebler’s equation, inversion of mechanism,
Kinematics analysis, Inertia force in reciprocating parts, Friction clutches,
Brakes and Dynamometers, Gear trains.

This note covers the
following topics: Kinematics of Particles, Rectilinear, Curvilinear x-y,
Normal-tangential n-t, Polar r-theta, Relative motion, Force Mass Acceleration,
Work Energy, Impulse Momentum, Kinematics of Rigid Bodies, Rotation, Absolute
Motion, Relative Velocity, Relative Acceleration, Motion Relative to Rotating
Axes, Force Mass Acceleration and Kinetics of Rigid Bodies.

This note describes the following topics: Newtonian
mechanics, Forces and dynamics, Motion in one dimension, Motion in higher
dimensions, Constrained systems, The Kepler problem, Systems of particles,
Rotating frames and rigid bodies.