General Information

Chaos: An Introduction to Dynamical Systems by Kathleen T. Alligood, Tim D. Sauer, and James A. Yorke
Scheduled Lectures
K. Moore MWF 11:30 - 12:35
(x-hour) Tu 12:15 - 1:05
Kemeny 004
Instructor Office Office Hours Email Other Resources
Professor K. Moore Office: 221 Kemeny Hall Monday 2:30-4pm
Thursday 2:30-3:30pm
and by appointment

Midterm Exam 1 Thursday, October 5 7-8:45pm Kemeny 201
Midterm Exam 2 Thursday, October 26 6:30-8pm Room TBD
Final Exam Friday, November 17, 2017 8:00-11:00 am

Homework Policy

  • All assignments, including problem sets and lab assignments will be posted to the assignments page. Problems, usually from the textbook, will be assigned throughout the week and will be due each Wednesday before class begins. Typically once every two weeks, there will be a lab assignment. In addition to turning in the written portion and annotated code, you must email me your Mathematica files. All assignments (unless otherwise noted) will be graded out of 35 points. In the most straightforward way possible, I will scale your raw homework grade (dividing by approximately 2) to obtain a score out of 200 points.
  • Late Homework Policy:
    (-5pts) if recieved by 5pm on the date the assignment was due (usually Wednesday)
    (-10pts) if recieved by 5pm on the day after the assignment was due (usually Thursday)
    (-20pts) if recieved by 5pm two days after the assignment was due (usually Friday).
    On any assignment not out of 35 points, I will take off the equivalent percentage for late work.
  • Use English. Please write clearly and with complete sentences as you do in proof-based courses. Give references for theorems or propositions you use from the text and class when necessary.
  • Consult the honor principle (below) as it applies to this course. You may work together on all assignments, but your work must be your own. Please give credit to your collaborators.

The course grade will be based upon the scores on the midterm exams, homework, and the final exam as follows:
Midterm Exams 75 points (each)
Homework and Lab Projects 200 points
Final Exam 100 points
Total 450 points

The Honor Principle

I follow standard Dartmouth math department policies regarding collaborative work.
On Homework: Collaboration is permitted and encouraged, but no copying , and to be clear, this means no copying even from a board or scrap of paper on which a solution was hashed out collaboratively. What a student turns in as a homework solution is to be his or her own understanding of how to do the problems. Students must state what sources they have consulted, with whom they have collaborated, and from whom they have received help. The solutions you submit must be written by you alone. Any copying (electronic or otherwise) of another person's solutions, in whole or in part, is a violation of the Academic Honor Code.

Moreover, if in working with someone they have provided you with an important idea or approach, they should be explicitly given credit in your writeup. Hints given in office hours need not be cited. Note: It is not sufficient to annotate your paper with a phrase like ``I worked with Joe on all the problems.'' Individual ideas are to be credited at each instance; they represent intellectual property.
On Exams: Students may not receive assistance of any kind from any source (living, published, electronic, etc), except the professor, and may not give assistance to anyone. Matters of clarification are to be left to the professor.

If you have any questions as to whether some action would be acceptable under the Academic Honor Code, please speak to me, and I will be glad to help clarify things. It is always easier to ask beforehand.

Disabilities, Religious Observances, etc.
Students with disabilities who may need disability-related academic adjustments and services for this course are encouraged to see their instructor privately as early in the term as possible. Students requiring disability-related academic adjustments and services must consult the Student Accessibility Services office (205 Collis Student Center, 646-9900, Once SAS has authorized services, students must show the originally signed SAS Services and Consent Form and/or a letter on SAS letterhead to their instructor. As a first step, if you have questions about whether you qualify to receive academic adjustments and services, you should contact the SAS office. All inquiries and discussions will remain confidential.

Some students may wish to take part in religious observances that occur during this academic term. If you have a religious observance that conflicts with your participation in the course, please meet with your instructor before the end of the second week of the term to discuss appropriate accommodations.

Katherine Moore
Last updated November 22, 2017