# Course Details for A.Y. 2014/2015

#### Name:

**Sistemi dinamici e teoria della biforcazione / Dynamical systems and bifurcation theory**

### Basic information

##### Credits:

*:* Master Degree in Mathematical Engineering 6 CFU (b)

##### Degree(s):

Master Degree in Mathematical Engineering 1^{st} anno curriculum Comune Compulsory

##### Language:

English

### Course Objectives

To render the students able to solve practical problems of bifurcation analysis.
To stimulate the emergence of an engineering critical sense in using algorithms
of Applied Mathematics finalized to system design.

### Course Content

- LINEAR SYSTEMS OF DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS.
Exponential of a linear operator, fundamental matrix.
Stability for linear systems: stable, unstable and center subspaces. Sinks and sources.
Classification of the equilibrium point for a planar linear system: saddles, nodes, foci and centers.
Phase portrait in dimension two.
Non homogeneous linear systems.
- LOCAL THEORY FOR NON LINEAR SYSTEMS OF DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS.
Invariant sets. Hyperbolic equilibrium points. Linearization.
Stable manifold theorem. Center manifold theorem. TheHartman-Grobman theorem.
Hyperbolic equilibrium points for planar systems: saddles, nodes, foci and centers.
Stability and Liapunov function.
Non hyperbolic equilibrium points for a planar system.
Center manifold theory. Normal form theory.
Gradient and Hamiltonian systems.
- GLOBAL THEORY FOR NON LINEAR SYSTEMS OF DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS.
Dynamical systems. Limits sets and attractors. Periodic orbits, limit cycles and separatrix cycles. Homoclinic and heteroclinic orbits. Compound separatrix cycles.
Dulac theorem. Poincaré map for a cycle. Poincaré map for a focus.
Planar case and Poincaré map.
The Stable manifold theorem fo periodic orbits. Floquet theorem.
The Center manifold theorem for periodic orbits.
Liouvile theorem for the fundamental matrix. Characteristic exponents and multipliers for a period orbit.

### Learning Outcomes (Dublin Descriptors)

On successful completion of this course, the student should

- be able to calculate the exponential of a matrix;
- know the notion of stability for an equilibrium point and for a limit cycle;
- be able to solve practical problems of bifurcation analysis.

### Prerequisites and Learning Activities

Linear Algebra, basic theory of Ordinary differential equations and basic of continuum mechanics.

### Assessment Methods and Criteria

Written and oral.

### Textbooks

- Lawrence Perko, Differential Equations and Dynamical Systems , Springer. 2001. Third edition (ISBN: 0-387-9516-4)
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*Course information last updated on: 16 marzo 2014, 22:22*