MATH3201 is a Mathematics Level III course. 

Units of credit: 6

Prerequisites: (MATH2501 or MATH2601 or MATH2089 or MATH2099) and (MATH2011 or MATH2111 or MATH2018 (DN) or MATH2019 (DN) or MATH2069 (CR) or MATH2121 or MATH2221)

Cycle of offering: Term 3

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

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

Important additional information as of 2023

UNSW Plagiarism Policy

The University requires all students to be aware of its policy on plagiarism.

For courses convened by the School of Mathematics and Statistics no assistance using generative AI software is allowed unless specifically referred to in the individual assessment tasks.

If its use is detected in the no assistance case, it will be regarded as serious academic misconduct and subject to the standard penalties, which may include 00FL, suspension and exclusion.

The Online Handbook entry contains up-to-date timetabling information.

If you are currently enrolled in MATH3201, you can log into UNSW Moodle of this course.

Course description

Many nonlinear systems do not have explicit solutions. The dynamical systems approach shifts the focus from finding explicit solutions to discovering geometric properties of solutions. It also recognises that even a small amount of nonlinearity in a physical system can be responsible for very complicated chaotic behaviour. In this course you will learn the fundamentals of dynamical systems in discrete-time maps and continuous-time ODEs, allowing you to analyse the local and global behaviour of dynamical systems. You will also learn how to analyse time series data using nonlinear tools and build appropriate predictive models. Throughout the course, computers will be used frequently for numerical computations.