MATH 4290
Dynamical Systems/Ergodic Theory
Spring 2013

This is the homepage for MATH 4290 (Dynamical Systems/Ergodic Theory). This page will be updated throughout the term with important information for our course, including homework assignments, review materials, and more.


  • Solutions for Homework 7 have been posted.
Course Information

Course meets every MW from 2:00 p.m. - 3:50 p.m. in John Greene Hall 219.

Instructor: Ronnie Pavlov
Office: John Greene Hall 304
Phone: (303)-871-4001
Office hours: Tuesday 9-11, Wednesday 4-5, or by appointment.


Text: Introduction to Dynamical Systems by Brin and Stuck.

This book is available at the DU Bookstore.

Course summary


The prerequisites are some course in topology/metric spaces (MATH 4110 or MATH 3260) and real analysis (MATH 3161); some exposure to function spaces/functional analysis and/or measure theory is preferred. If you are not sure whether you are a good candidate for the class, please feel free to come talk to me.

Grading scheme

Your term grade will consist of homework assignments, one midterm exam, and one final exam, broken down in the following way:

30% Homework
30% Midterm Exam
40% Final Exam



You will have a midterm exam on May 1st and final exam on June 3rd. Both exams will be in our classroom during classtime (2:00 p.m. - 3:50 p.m.)

Course Policies

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