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MATH642

Dynamical Systems I

Prerequisite: MATH432. And MATH630; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department. Foundations of topological dynamics, homeomorphisms, flows, periodic and recurrent points, transitivity and minimality, symbolic dynamics. Elements of ergodic theory, invariant measures and sets, ergodicity, ergodic theorems, mixing, spectral theory, flows and sections. Applications of dynamical systems to number theory, the Weyl theorem, the distribution of values of polynomials, Vander Waerden's theorem on arithmetic progressions.

Fall 2021

17 reviews
Average rating: 1.94

Fall 2020

3 reviews
Average rating: 4.33

Past Semesters

9 reviews
Average rating: 4.22

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Average rating: 1.75

Average GPA: 3.71 between 70 students

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