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Instructor:
Ralf Wittenberg
K10536, 2914792
ralf@sfu.ca 
Lectures:
M 2:303:20pm
W 2:304:20pm
in AQ 4130 
Text:
Steven Strogatz,
Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos
Westview Press 

Announcements:
 Lecture 8: 29 September
Scaling and Nondimensionalization:
Dimensional analysis, singular perturbations; imperfect bifurcations
Reading: Strogatz Ch.3 (3.5, 3.6), lecture notes
 Homework Set 3
 Suggested additional exercises for this lecture (optional):
3.5.4, 3.5.6, 3.5.8
 Lecture 9: 1 October
Imperfect Bifurcations, Flows on the Circle:
Imperfect bifurcations, cusp catastrophe, insect outbreak model; vector fields on the circle, uniform and nonuniform oscillators
Reading: Strogatz Ch.3 and 4 (3.6, 3.7, 4.0, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3), lecture notes
 Homework Set 4
 Suggested additional exercises for this lecture (optional):
3.6.3, 3.6.7, 3.7.3, 4.1.5, 4.2.1, 4.2.3
