This will change frequently. Check back often.
All readings are from James Gleick, Chaos: Making a New Science, unless otherwise noted.
Also see the list of assignments and due dates.
|1||Thursday, January 4||
|2||Monday, January 8||The Butterfly Effect, pp. 9-32. Do not read the Prologue.||Come to class with several written questions and/or comments about the reading. I will collect these questions and look them over.|
|3||Thursday, January 11||Revolution, pp. 33-56.||
|4||Monday, January 15||Probably No New Reading||
|5||Thursday, January 18||
|6||Monday, January 22||
|7||Thursday, January 25||
|8||Monday, January 29||Discuss Geometry of Nature||Summary of Chaos. Initial fractal exercise.|
|9||Thursday, February 1||Look over "Life's Ups and Downs"||John Anderson visit!|
|10||Monday, February 5||Read "Strange Attractors"||In class we'll learn how to define dimension.|
|11||Thursday, February 8||
||Discuss "Strange Attractors"|
|12||Monday, February 12||
||Begin complex numbers, Midterm Review|
|12.5||Monday, February 12||
||6:45 pm: Fractal Show and Tell, Location TBA|
|13||Thursday, February 15||
||No class -- meet in groups.|
|14||Monday, February 19||
||Introduction to Julia Sets|
|15||Thursday, February 22||
||Discuss "Universality" and "The Experimenter"|
|16||Monday, February 26||"Images of Chaos"||Mandelbrot Sets|
|17||Thursday, March 1||"The Dynamical Systems Collective"||Rhea, Dan, and Addie Present|
|18||Monday, March 5||"Inner Rhythms"||Rita and Chaos and Fractals and Literature|
|19||Thursday, March 8||"Chaos and Beyond"||Kate and Kyla present. Summary|
|20||Monday, March 12||No Reading||Presentations from Ira and Raphael, Lauren and Tracy, and Nathaniel|
|20.5||Monday, March 12: 6:30 PM||No reading||Presentations from Andrew and Berkeley, and Brandi, Jessi, and Kali|
|21||Thursday, March 15||Corson's Inlet||Final thoughts, course evaluations|
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