Math 53: Projects - FALL 2015

Here's a preliminary list of potential topics. Please read around on chaotic dynamics and keep on the look out for ideas that interest you. All suggestions welcome. However, in the end your topic choice must be approved by me, since I don't want you to attempt something impossible! Projects are not required to have a numerical (computer) component, but I think you'll enjoy investigating this way, and I encourage mixing theory, proofs, background, and computer experiment. You will enjoy reading through the previous projects from this course (see main page links), and getting inspired. Maybe take one of these further, or study a related question?

Because of the short quarter, you need to start early and take initiative to explore things, do background reading.

You can team up, but I prefer 2 as the largest group size.

You should fix a project topic by Tues Oct 20.

A preliminary 1-2 page project plan description with a couple of references (which you have read some of!) is due Tues Oct 27.

Projects are presented Nov 17-18 - it's a fun mini-conference. (This is only 8 days after Midterm 2, so you can't leave it all to after this exam. Plan ahead.)