We have discussed whether mathematics is invented or discovered, we have considered mathematics as a language, and we have considered the degree to which mathematics can be used to describe the real world. Today in class, we explored a type of geometry – Fractal Geometry – that can be used to explore the universe. As Ian Stewart described it, the Mandlebrot set provides “islands of order in the sea of chaos.”
If you missed it, or want to review it, check it out in the link in the general links below, or click here. Please do take notes on the material in the video and keep your notes in your Journal. It is likely that 20 or so of the questions on the final exam come from the content contained in the video.