University of Vermont

UVM Course Directory

Term: Spring 2018

Subject: Complex Systems

CSYS 266 - QR:Chaos,Fractals&Dynmcal Syst

Discrete and continuous dynamical systems, Julia sets, the Mandelbrot set, period doubling, renormalization, Henon map, phase plane analysis, and Lorenz equations. Co-requisite: MATH 271 or MATH 230 or Instructor permission. Cross-listed with: MATH 266.

CSYS 268 - QR:Mathematical Biology&Ecol

Mathematical modeling in the life sciences. Topics include population modeling, dynamics of infectious diseases, reaction kinetics, wave phenomena in biology, and biological pattern formation. Prerequisites: MATH 122 or MATH 124 or MATH 230 or Instructor permission. Cross-listed with: MATH 268.

CSYS 295 - Advanced Special Topics

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CSYS 302 - Modeling Complex Systems

Integrative breadth-first introduction to computational methods for modeling complex systems; numerical methods, cellular automata, agent-based computing, game theory, genetic algorithms, artificial neural networks, and complex networks. Pre/co-requisites: Computer programming in any language; calculus. Linear algebra recommended. Cross-listed with: CS 302.

CSYS 303 - Complex Networks

Detailed exploration of distribution, transportation, small-world, scale-free, social, biological, organizational networks; generative mechanisms; measurement and statistics of network properties; network dynamics; contagion processes. Students from all disciplines welcomed. Pre/co-requisites: MATH 301/CSYS 301, calculus, and statistics required. Cross-listed with: MATH 303.

CSYS 395 - Special Topics

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