# Introduction to Nonlinear Dynamics Unit 1

*Nonlinear Dynamics: Mathematical and Computational Approaches* is an (excellent) online course offered by Complexity Explorer. Unit 1 provided a general introduction to nonlinear dynamics and maps covering the following topics:

- Introduction to nonlinear dynamics
- Maps and difference equations
- Transients and attractors
- Parameters and bifurcations
- Field trip: Boulder Creek

## Maps and difference equations

Chapter 1.2 ended with a quiz about the logistic map.

\[ x_{n+1} = rx_n\left(1-x_n\right) \]

(to be continued…)