MATH5185 Special Topic Applied Maths

MATH5185 is a Honours and Postgraduate Coursework Mathematics course. See the course overview below.

The Special Topic for Semester 1 2017 will be

Ergodic Theory, Dynamical Systems and Applications

Units of credit: 6


Cycle of offering: Variable

Graduate attributes: The course will enhance your research, inquiry and analytical thinking abilities.

More information: This recent course handout (pdf) contains information about course objectives, assessment, course materials and the syllabus.

The Online Handbook entry contains information about the course. (The timetable is only up-to-date if the course is being offered this year.)

If you are currently enrolled in MATH5185, you can log into UNSW Moodle for this course.

Course Overview

The word “ergodic” is an amalgamation of the Greek words ergon (work) and odos (path) and was introduced by Boltzmann to describe a hypothesis about the action of a dynamical system on an energy surface. Today, ergodic theory is a part of the theory of dynamical systems. Please refer to the course outline for more information regarding this course.