Dynamical Systems (G5126)

15 credits, Level 6

Spring teaching

You will discuss concepts such as stability, attractor, basin of attraction and chaos for general dynamical systems, and then study them for dynamical systems given by ordinary differential equations and iterations of maps in particular.

The module uses methods from analysis, but also many sketches to visually understand the concepts.


100%: Lecture


20%: Coursework (Portfolio, Problem set)
80%: Examination (Unseen examination)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 33 hours of contact time and about 117 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2023/24. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to feedback, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let you know of any material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: