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MAT3202 Nonlinear Waves  10 stp
The course is administrated by
Faculty of Science and Technology
Type of course
The course is included in the study programs Mathematics  master and Applied Physics and Mathematics  master (5years). It may also be taken independent of study program upon approval of the Department of mathematics and statistics.
Course contents
An introduction to basic concepts of the theory of nonlinear waves. Covers variational formulations, perturbation methods, amplitude equations, integrable models and the theory of shocks. Numerical simulations play a central role in the modeling of nonlinear wave phenomena.
Application deadline
Spring 2020 If only a few students attend this course spring 2020, it will be given as a readingcoures.
Applicants from Nordic countries: 1 June for the autumn semester and 1 December for the spring semester. Applicants from outside the Nordic countries: 1 October for the spring semester and 15 April for the autumn semester.
Admission requirements
Bachelor of science degree in mathematics or equal.
Recommended prerequsites is MAT3200 Mathematical Methods.
Application code is 9371.
Objective of the course
After completing the course the students should know basic theory for modeling of linear and nonlinear continuum systems, including:
 hyperbolic and dispersive continuum models.
 stability theory for conservative and dissipative models.
 basic perturbation theory for models with several spacetime scales.
 numerical modelling of continuum models.
 be able to use both analytical and numerical solution methods.
Language of instruction
The language of instruction and the syllabus is English. Examination questions will be given in English, but may be answered either in English or a Scandinavian language.
Teaching methods
Lectures: 40 h Coursework: 30 h
Assessment
One oral exam counting 100%.
Assessment scale: Letter grades AF.
Coursework requirements A passing grade is required on the mandatory homework sets for permission to take the exam.
Course overlap
MAT8202 Nonlinear Waves 10 stp
Lectures Spring 2021 First attendance: Tuesday 8th of Jan 10:15, REALF A152 

Lectures 
prof. Per Kristen Jakobsen 