Chaos, Waterwheels, and the Lorenz Equations

Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at 1:00pm to 1:45pm

Bronfman Science Center, 106 18 Hoxsey St, Williamstown, MA 01267, USA

Chaos, Waterwheels, and the Lorenz Equations

Philip Treesh '13

Mathematics and Statistics Department Colloquium

 

Abstract:  In this talk, we will discuss the importance of the Lorenz Equations and their representation of chaotic systems.  In particular, we’ll show that a simple physical model of a waterwheel is a chaotic system represented by the Lorenz Equations.

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