Chaos and Fractals

Queen Mary, University of London

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Chaos and Fractals

  • Host University

    Queen Mary, University of London

  • Location

    London, England

  • Area of Study

    Mathematics

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • UK Credits

    15
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    6
  • Overview

    Credits: 15.0
    Overlap: None
    Prerequisite: "MTH4101 MTH4103"

    The main aims are twofold: to illustrate (rigorously) how simple deterministic dynamical systems are capable of
    extremely complicated or chaotic behaviour; to make contact with real systems by considering a number of
    physically motivated examples and defining some of the tools employed to study chaotic systems in practice.
    Discrete and continuous dynamical systems, repellers and attractors, Cantor sets, symbolic dynamics,
    topological conjugacy for maps, definition of chaos. Fractals, iterated function systems, Julia sets.

    Assessment: 100.0% Examination
    Semester 1 Associate Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
    Level: 6

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