SCQF Level 10
Academic year(s): 2019-2020
SCOTCAT credits : 15
ECTS credits : 7
Level : SCQF Level 10
Availability restrictions: Not automatically available to General Degree students
The aim of this module is to introduce the mathematics used to describe and analyse fractals and to show how the theory may be applied to examples drawn from across mathematics and science. The module discusses the philosophy and scope of fractal geometry; and may include topics such as dimension, representation of fractals by iterated function systems, fractals in other areas of mathematics such as dynamical systems and number theory, Julia sets and the Mandelbrot set.
Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass MT2503 and ( pass MT3501 or pass MT3502 or pass MT3503 or pass MT3504 )
Anti-requisite(s): You cannot take this module if you take MT5813
Weekly contact: 2.5 lectures (weeks 1 - 10) and 1 tutorial (weeks 2 - 11).
As used by St Andrews: 2-hour Written Examination = 100%
Re-assessment: 2-hour Written Examination = 100%
Module coordinator: Professor K J Falconer
Module teaching staff: Prof Kenneth Falconer