**Instructor:** Sergei Chmutov

- Office: Clapp 423
- Telephone x2720
- email: schmutov
- Office hours: Wednesday 6:00-8:00 pm or by appointment

**Lectures:** Monday, Wednesday 11:00-12:15 in Reese 316.

There are weekly homework assignments.

**Basic book:** James Gleick, *Chaos: making a new science*
(Penguin Books, 1988).

Other books cited can be found in the bibliography.

**Technology:** You will need a calculator for this course, one that
does logarithms. We will also be using a computer program called "Chaotic
dynamical systems software". This program runs on the Mac and is
available in the computer labs.

**Quizzes, Tests:** There will be two tests (Feb.28, Apr.19), a
self-scheduled final examination, and perhaps some quizzes (which will be
announced in advance).

**Grading:** Each test will count 20%, the final examination will count
25%, and the homework will count 35%.

**Useful web site:**
Dynamical Systems and Fractals Lecture Notes by
David J. Wright
(Oklahoma State University).