Chaos and Fractals
Queen Mary, University of London
Area of Study
Taught In English
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units6
Hours & Credits
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
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