Fractals and Chaos

opt.2606 - Practical Problems

Department of Physics and Astronomy

University of Leicester

The Fractals and Chaos course comprises 12 hours of contact time. 4 hours are lectures which introduce the basic concepts and topics in the syllabus. 8 hours are workshop sessions in which you work on Practical Problems.

These problems will teach you how to generate fractals and how to simulate chaotic systems using a computer. You will be required to complete and modify skeleton scripts which are written in R and C. You will also be able to compare the behaviour of a real chaotic system with a computer simulation.

The programs are available on the SPECTRE computer system. To gain access to SPECTRE you must use NX.

The assigments are described in the script PDF.

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