This course is an introduction to the quantitative analysis of multi-variate complex systems relevant to the environmental sciences. Topics include stability theory; local and global attractors; the nature and role of feedback; system asymmetry, heterogeneity, and diversity; stability resilience, bifurcations, and critical transitions; chaotic attractors; pattern emergence and self-organized criticality. Lecture three hours. Prerequisites: BIO 1802, CHE 2101 or CHE 2201, GLY 2250, and PHY 1151.
APPALACHIAN STATE UNIVERSITY UNDERGRADUATE BULLETIN 2015-2016