Lecture 4 & 5 - 2d Flows

Detailed information about 2d flows can be found in the theoretical backbone manuscript in chapter 4.

Make sure you understand the basic analysis steps:

1.) finding fixpoints
2.) determining their stability
3.) plotting nullclines

Assignment 3 will cover 2d dynamical systems.

Also, the attached figure illustrates the relation of the trace s and the determinant Delta of the Jakobian at a fixpoint to the nature of the fixpoint. Memorize this.

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