At the start of this course the student should have acquired the following competences:
an active knowledge of
If everybody in the audience speaks Dutch the subject may/will be taught in Dutch. The lecture notes and/or literature are/stay nevertheless in English.
a passive knowledge of
- general knowledge of the use of a PC and the Internet
general notion of the basic concepts of
Information will be posted on the webpages of the professor and maybe partially in blackboard, so the student should be able to access this information.
specific prerequisites for this course
- Standard theorems of ordinary differential equations (ODE) and basic notions of dynamical systems (flow). One possible source are the (Dutch) lecture notes on "ODEs and dynamical systems" by Sonja Hohloch (---> webpage) or any standard text book on ODEs and dynamical systems.
- Standard notions of differential geometry (derivative, differential, tangent space...). Some elemantary explanations can be found in the (Dutch) lecture notes on "Multivariate Calculus" by Sonja Hohloch (---> webpage). Another possible source are the (Dutch) lecture notes on differential geometry by Tom Mestdag (---> webpage) or any standard text book on differential geometry.