Math 320 Page
This page contains information relevant to Dr. Monks's Math 320
(Chaos and Fractals) course, Spring term 2011.
- Course Syllabus: Office hours, phone
numbers, grading policy, etc.
- Homework Assignments: Check here
frequently for updated homework assignments.
- Topics - that we might cover in the
- Lecture notes - some definitions
and theorems for quick reference and use in lecture (also a black and white version is available)
- Lecture Examples - a Maple
worksheet that I use in lecture to illustrate the concepts defined in
the lecture notes
- Proof Shortcuts - interesting
ways to reduce your cooking time
- Proof Strategies - some
strategies for approaching your proofs
- Proof Recipes - delightful
recipes for whipping up your own tasty proofs, by Chef Ken Monks
- Virtual Graph Paper - a page
providing some graph paper for use in the course
- Links to Fractal software -
including Monks's Famous Maple Chaos Library and other cool
- Purchase Maple 14
- students registered for this course can purchase Maple 14 at a
Street - an article by Benoit Mandelbrot about applications of
fractals to financial modelling
Mandelbrot Deep Zoom - get some popcorn!
- Portable Chaos V 3.34
- save this file to your disk (by RIGHT
CLICKING the link and choosing "Save Target As.."
(or "Save Link As.." depending on your browser) and then
execute the command read "yourfilename"; in
Maple to load the program. For example if you save it to the folder
returned by the Maple command currentdir();
and named your saved file chaos you would just
execute the Maple command read chaos; to load the program. Then execute
with(chaos); to load the shorthand
form of the commands shown in the help file.
Note: I recommend setting the following options for Maple. Choose
Tools->Options from the Maple menu. Under the Display
tab, set Input Display to Maple notation. Under the
Interface tab set Default format for new worksheets to
Worksheet. Click Apply Globally when you are finished.
You can also play around with the other settings in there to suit your
- Chaos Help
File - in Maple Worksheet format.
- Life32 -
impressive cellular automata program by Johan Bontes (Math 320 students should
download it here). Note that this
zip file contains example files and folders from Cellebration -
another impressive cellular automata program by Mirek Wojtowicz