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This is a course for those who want to learn about physics as a systems science, and who want to be able to apply physics in their own disciplines.
In order to design a chemical plant, engineers create models based on physical processes. Researchers working in medicine may need to understand dynamical aspects of fluid flow in the cardiovascular system. Ecologists follow the flow of substances, heat, and energy in the environment and consider the interplay of many different physical and chemical processes in complex dynamical systems.
In many of these cases, we have to understand how dynamical systems work. Therefore, this course combines the study of dynamical systems with that of the principles of physical processes in various applications. You will work on experiments, analyze data, and create system dynamics models. (Continue…)