Introduction to Dynamical Systems

  • John Wainwright
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSB, volume 332)


These lecture notes provide an introduction to dynamical systems theory at an advanced undergraduate/graduate level and are intended to serve as a reference for these proceedings. The qualitative behaviour of both linear and non-linear autonomous differential equations is discussed. Particular attention is given to Liapunov stability theory, periodic orbits, limit sets, structural stability, and bifurcation theory, leading up to higher order systems and chaos.


Vector Field Periodic Orbit Phase Portrait Solution Curve Linear Flow 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • John Wainwright
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  1. 1.Department of Applied MathematicsUniversity of WaterlooWaterlooCanada

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