MATHEMATICS EDUCATION

August  1, 2014

Deterministic Chaos
May 6, 1999

Professor William F. Langford, Deputy Director
The Fields Institute

ABSTRACT
This presentation is aimed at the mathematician inside every mathematics teacher. The modern mathematical theory of chaos has changed the way we understand our world, has led to commercial applications and has given us fascinating mathematics to play with. The talk begins by resolving the oxymoron in the title Deterministic Chaos. Simple examples presented in plain language illustrate the big ideas. Computer demonstrations bring alive the dynamics of chaos. References to further resources will be provided.