PHYS 194 - Behavior of Complex Systems
|Behavior of Complex Systems||PHYS194||A||54479||LBD||1||1600 - 1720||W||257 Loomis Laboratory||Alfred Wilhelm Hubler|
Exploration of systems with simple rules that nevertheless exhibit complex behavior. Lecture demonstrations on fractal growth, chaos, catastrophes, self-assembly, lightning, turbulence, explosions, and human rhythms. Simple computer models which exhibit regular, irregular, symmetric, and self-similar patterns and dynamics. Dynamics of isolated and coupled complex systems and mathematical tools for quantifying complex behavior.