GAUSS Series

Upcoming Seminars for Spring Semester

Unless otherwise noted, the Spring Semester Seminars will be held on Fridays from 3:00pm - 3:50pm in PB 390.

April 25, 2014; 3:00PM in S2 307: Megan Kuneli and Katherine Urabe (Fresno State Students)

Title:  Fractals and Iterated Function Systems

Abstract: Fractals are objects that display self-similar patterns. Due to their prevalence in nature and beautiful visualizations, they provide an accessible way to introduce the general public to mathematical concepts. 

In this presentation we explore different types of transformations and their effects. We use these transformations to make iterated function systems, mappings that generate fractals. In particular, we demonstrate using iterated function systems how to create famous fractals, such as the Cantor set and the Sierpinski triangle.


 If you need a disability-related accommodation or wheelchair access information, please contact the Mathematics Department  at 559.278.2992 or e-mail Requests should be made at least one week in advance of the event.

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