EC452 Dynamical Systems, Chaos and Fractals

Course Name: 

EC452 Dynamical Systems, Chaos and Fractals


B.Tech (ECE)


Programme Specific Electives (PSE)

Credits (L-T-P): 

(3-0-0) 3


Preliminaries on linear equations, eigen values and eigen vectors, solutions of linear ODEs. dynamics of linear and nonlinear systems, solutions, attractors, equilibrium point, limit cycles, stability. Linear systems: solutions, stability of autonomous systems, BIBO stability, relation to frequency domain analysis. Nonlinear systems: large-scale notions of stability (Lyapunov functions), linearization. Vector fields of nonlinear systems, limit cycles, Lorenz and Rossler equation, Chua’s circuit, discrete dynamical systems, logistic maps, two dimensional maps, bifurcations, flows, phase plane analysis. Introduction to fractals, Mandlebrot and Julia sets, iterated function systems, strange attractors, fractal dimension, stable and unstable manifolds, analysis of chaotic time series, multifractals Applications in various fields that include, Control theory, Signal processing, Digital image modeling, synthesis and compression, Chaos communication and Cryptography. Other applications in engineering, natural and social sciences, medicine, economics, ecology, bio and life sciences, and environmental sciences.


S. Stenberg, Dynamical systems, Dover 2010.
MW Hirsch, S. Smale, RL Devaney, Differential equations, dynamical systems, and an introduction to chaos, Academic Press. 2012.
Steven H. Strogatz, Nonlinear dynamics and chaos: with applications to physics, biology, chemistry, and engineering, West-view Press, 2015.
E. Ott, Chaos in dynamical systems, 2nd ed Cambridge University Press, 2002
S. Wiggins, Introduction to applied nonlinear dynamical systems and chaos, Springer-Verlag, 1990.
Denny Gulick, Encounters with chaos and fractals, 2nd ed CRC Press, 2012
J.M. Bahi, C. Guyeux, Discrete dynamical systems and chaotic machines: theory and applications, CRC Press, 2013.
M. Barnsley, Fractals everywhere, Academic Press, 1993.

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