
WEEK 4 SCHEDULE JULY 58, 2005
Welcome back to Math! The week 1 schedule now lives at
week1.html
Our themes for this week are scaling laws in nature, and fractal geometry.
Our tentative schedule is shown below. It may change as
the week progresses.
My (Nick's) office is in
LCB 204 and
my phone number is
5817318. This schedule lives at
http://www.math.utah.edu/~korevaar/ACCESS2005
Tuesday July 5
8:30 a.m.11:10 a.m.
JTB 120

Geometric scaling: how to rescale space and Bob with affine transformations.

11:20noon
LCB 215

Math class advising and free lunch ( from Quizno's),
with
Angie Gardiner,
our Director of Undergraduate Services, and early ACCESS graduate.

Wednesday July 6
8:3010:10
JTB 120

What are fractals, and how to turn Bob into one.
Constructing interated function system
(IFS) fractals with Maple.
Here is a directory with procedures and examples.
fractals

10:30noon
JTB 120

"What if Animals were Fractals?", a presentation by
Meagan Mcnulty.
A reference for Meagan's talk is
"A General Model for the Origin of Allometric
Scaling Laws in Biology", G.B. West,
J.H. Brown, and B.J. Enquist, "Science Magazine" 276 4/7/97
p. 122125,
www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/276/5309/122.

Thursday July 7:
8:3010:10 a.m.
PCLab 1735

Making your own fractals with Maple, part of your group project for this week.
Use the files in the directory
fractals.

10:30noon
LCB 121

"Percolation, polycrystals, polymers and penguins:
the mathematics and physics of Antarctic sea ice and hitech
composite materials" lecture by Math Professor
Ken Golden.
The survey paper on his work on Antarctic sea ice is "Icy Math",
in "Science News" 158 #6, 8/12/2000. You can find it
in the
archives of
www.sciencenews.org.

Friday July 8:
8:30noon
PCLab 1735

Testing the body mass index hypothesis with the data you
have collected: For people of
equal fatness or skinniness, is weight roughly proportional to
the square of height, should there be a different power law, or is there
no good power law? The file
bmi.mws
(
bmi.pdf)
introduces the discussion and Maple commands. Here are the heightweight
data points you sent me:
htwts.mws
Your precise group project assignment for this week is
assignment2.pdf


