SG2126 Non-linear Oscillations and Dynamical Systems in Mechanics 7.5 credits

Non-linear Oscillations and Dynamical Systems in Mechanics

The student is made familiar with phenomena appearing in nonlinear dynamics and is required to perform certain analysis of nonlinear models with analytical and numerical methods.

Offering and execution

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters

Course information

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

Flows and mappings, state space formulations, geometrical methods, limit sets, bifurcations, Poincaré mappings, chaos.

Intended learning outcomes *

After the course the student should be able to:

Explain how ordinary differential equations (ODE) and iterated maps give rise to dynamical system.

Be able to define the state space, its limit sets and attractors.

Explain how the state space dimension limits the possible dynamics.

Sketch the limit set and starting from this characterize the main features in the flow of a dynamical system given by ODEs in the plane.

Recognize and describe the result of a simulation using the concept of Poincare mapping.

Know about and be able to calculate the fractal dimension in a few simple cases.

Know about the concept of chaos in dynamical systems and state some properties of a chaotic dynamical system.

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

Linear algebra, multivariable calculus, ordinary differential equations, basic mechanics, numerical methods.

Recommended prerequisites

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Equipment

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Literature

Strogatz, S. H. 1994. Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos. Addison-Wesley.

Distributed material.

Examination and completion

Grading scale *

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Examination *

  • INL1 - Hand in Assignments, 4.5 credits, Grading scale: P, F
  • TENA - Examination, 3.0 credits, Grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Examiner

Arne Nordmark

Further information

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Offered by

SCI/Mechanics

Main field of study *

Mechanical Engineering

Education cycle *

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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Contact

Arne Nordmark

Ethical approach *

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.