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PHYS 194 - Behavior of Complex Systems

Last offered Fall 2015

Official Description

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.


No required texbook

Behavior of Complex SystemsA54479LBD11600 - 1720 W  257 Loomis Laboratory Alfred Wilhelm Hubler