Nonlinear Dynamical Systems




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Picard's theorem, Bounded ness of solutions, Omega limit points of bounded trajectories. LaSalle's invariance principle; Stability via Lyapanov's indirect method, Converse Lyapanov functions, Sublevel sets of Lyapanov functions, Stability via Lyapanov's direct method, Converse Lyapanov's theorems, Brokett's theorem, Applications to control system; Stable and unstable manifolds of equilibria, Stable manifold theorem, Hartman Grobman theorem, Examples and applications, Center manifold theorem, Center manifold theorem, Normal form theory, Examples and applications to nonlinear systems and control; Poincare map, and stability theorems for periodic orbits; Elementary Bifurcation theory. 



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