Electronic Proceedings of the Seventeenth Annual International Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics

New Orleans, Louisiana, October 28-31, 2004

Paper C021

A Technology-Enhanced Fractal/Chaos Course

Taeil Yi

Dept. of Mathematics
Univ. of Texas at Brownsville
80 Fort Brown
Brownsville, TX 78520
Phone: (956) 882-6621
Fax: (956) 882-6637

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Easy construction of fractal figures is the most valuable procedure in learning Fractal geometry and Chaos theory. Calculators are not sufficient for such activities. Any powerful computer algebra system is not matching well with these kinds of activities, and students need to spend a lot of time to learn the program language and/or how to use the program itself. We introduce several free fractal constructing programs and benefits by using these programs in a fractal geometry course.

Keyword(s): chaos and fractals, software