September 22, 2016 Colloquium

Beautiful Images from Some Simple Formulas

Brian Heinold, Department of Mathematics & Computer Science, Mount St. Mary’s University

Abstract: We will look at some interesting pictures that arise from coloring contour maps of functions of two variables as well as from iterating functions in the complex plane.  We will especially concentrate on the wildly unexpected images that come from discontinuous functions.  We will explain how to generate the images (easy) and attempt to explain why they look the way they do (hard).

Location: Stager Hall Room 215, Franklin & Marshall College

Time: 4:00 - 5:00pm