Mathematics Projects 2011
Explore the World of Chaos
Faculty Mentor - Dr. Maureen Rush
This workshop is for high school students who want to explore the mathematical phenomenon known as chaos. Chaos
is what results when very small changes in the initial conditions of a system lead to very large discrepancies over time.
This phenomenon can account for our inability to predict weather, spread of disease, among other things.
You will learn the basics of mathematical iteration, both linear and nonlinear, with only an algebra background.
Much of our work will utilize graphing calculators and software spreadsheets. We'll create wonderful graphs and create movies!
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