COM-502 / 6 credits

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Language: English

Remark: Cours biennal, pas donné en 2023-24

## Summary

Linear and nonlinear dynamical systems are found in all fields of science and engineering. After a short review of linear system theory, the class will explain and develop the main tools for the qualitative analysis of nonlinear systems, both in discrete-time and continuous-time.

## Keywords

Dynamical Systems, Attractors, Equilibrium point, Limit Cycles, Stability, Lyapunov Functions, Bifurcations, Lyapunov exponents.

## Required courses

• Linear algebra (MATH 111 or equivalent).
• Analysis I, II, III (MATH 101, 106, 203 or equivalent).
• Circuits & Systems II (EE 205 or equivalent) or a Systems & Signals class (MICRO 310/311 or equivalent).

## Recommended courses

• A first-year Probabilty class, such as MATH-232, MATH-231, MATH-234(b), MATH-234(c), or equivalent.
• Analysis IV (MATH 207 or equivalent)

## Important concepts to start the course

• Linear Algebra (vector spaces, matrix operations, including inversion and eigendecomposition).
• Calculus (linear ordinary differential equations; Fourier, Laplace and z-Transforms).
• Basic notions of topology.
• Basic notions of probability.

## Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

• Analyze a linear or nonlinear dynamical system
• Anticipate the asymptotic behavior of a dynamical system
• Assess / Evaluate the stability of a dynamical system
• Identify the type of solutions of a dynamical system

## Teaching methods

• Lectures (blackboard), 2h per week
• Exercise session, 1h per week

## Expected student activities

Exercises in class and at home (paper and pencil, and Matlab)

## Assessment methods

1. Mid-term 20% (conditionally on the Covid situation allowing for it to be taken at EPFL).
2. Final exam 80%

## Supervision

 Office hours Yes Assistants Yes Forum Yes

## Bibliography

Course notes; textbooks given as reference on the moodle page of the course.

## Notes/Handbook

Course notes, exercises and solutions provided on the moodle page of the course.

## In the programs

• Semester: Spring
• Exam form: Written (summer session)
• Subject examined: Dynamical system theory for engineers
• Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
• Exercises: 1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
• Semester: Spring
• Exam form: Written (summer session)
• Subject examined: Dynamical system theory for engineers
• Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
• Exercises: 1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
• Semester: Spring
• Exam form: Written (summer session)
• Subject examined: Dynamical system theory for engineers
• Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
• Exercises: 1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
• Semester: Spring
• Exam form: Written (summer session)
• Subject examined: Dynamical system theory for engineers
• Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
• Exercises: 1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
• Semester: Spring
• Exam form: Written (summer session)
• Subject examined: Dynamical system theory for engineers
• Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
• Exercises: 1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
• Semester: Spring
• Exam form: Written (summer session)
• Subject examined: Dynamical system theory for engineers
• Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
• Exercises: 1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
• Semester: Spring
• Exam form: Written (summer session)
• Subject examined: Dynamical system theory for engineers
• Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
• Exercises: 1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
• Semester: Spring
• Exam form: Written (summer session)
• Subject examined: Dynamical system theory for engineers
• Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
• Exercises: 1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
• Semester: Spring
• Exam form: Written (summer session)
• Subject examined: Dynamical system theory for engineers
• Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
• Exercises: 1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
• Semester: Spring
• Exam form: Written (summer session)
• Subject examined: Dynamical system theory for engineers
• Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
• Exercises: 1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
• Semester: Spring
• Exam form: Written (summer session)
• Subject examined: Dynamical system theory for engineers
• Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
• Exercises: 1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
• Semester: Spring
• Exam form: Written (summer session)
• Subject examined: Dynamical system theory for engineers
• Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
• Exercises: 1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
• Semester: Spring
• Exam form: Written (summer session)
• Subject examined: Dynamical system theory for engineers
• Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
• Exercises: 1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
• Semester: Spring
• Exam form: Written (summer session)
• Subject examined: Dynamical system theory for engineers
• Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
• Exercises: 1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
• Semester: Spring
• Exam form: Written (summer session)
• Subject examined: Dynamical system theory for engineers
• Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
• Exercises: 1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
• Semester: Spring
• Exam form: Written (summer session)
• Subject examined: Dynamical system theory for engineers
• Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
• Exercises: 1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
• Semester: Spring
• Exam form: Written (summer session)
• Subject examined: Dynamical system theory for engineers
• Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
• Exercises: 1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
• Exam form: Written (summer session)
• Subject examined: Dynamical system theory for engineers
• Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
• Exercises: 1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
• Semester: Spring
• Exam form: Written (summer session)
• Subject examined: Dynamical system theory for engineers
• Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
• Exercises: 1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks

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