Office: Lippitt Hall 200 B
Book: There is not book for this class.
Course Description. Chaotic phenomena flourish in nature. They often originate in systems whose components are governed by simple laws, but whose overall behavior is very complex. The objective of this course is to give an elementary introduction to the theory of chaotic systems.
Prerequisites:MTH 243 or permission of instructor.
You are expected to abide by the University's civility policy:
"The University of Rhode Island is committed to developing and actively protecting a class environment in which respect must be shown to everyone in order to facilitate the expression, testing, understanding, and creation of a variety of ideas and opinions. Rude, sarcastic, obscene or disrespectful speech and disruptive behavior have a negative impact on everyone's learning and are considered unacceptable. The course instructor will have disruptive persons removed from the class."
Cell phones, IPods, beepers and any electronic device must be turned off in
You are required to do your own work unless specifically told otherwise by your instructor. In support of honest students, those discovered cheating on assignments or exams will receive a grade of zero on the assignment or exam. Use of unauthorized aids such as cheat sheets or information stored in calculator memories, will be considered cheating. The Mathematics Department and the University strongly promote academic integrity.
Illness Due to Flu:
The H1N1 Flu Pandemic may impact classes this semester. If any of us
develop flu-like symptoms, we are being advised to stay home until
the fever has subsided for 24 hours. So, if you exhibit such
symptoms, please do not come to class. Notify me at 874-4394 or email me at
firstname.lastname@example.org of your
status, and we will communicate by email or by phone.
We will work together to
ensure that course instruction and work is completed for the
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have posted simple methods to avoid transmission of illness. These include: covering your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing; frequently washing your hands to protect from germs; avoiding touching your eyes, nose and mouth; and staying home when you are sick. For more information, please view
URI information on the H1N1 will be posted on the URI website at
http://www.uri.edu/news/h1n1, with links to the
Special Accommodations: Students who need special accommodations and who have documentation from Disability Services should make arrangements with their instructor as soon as possible. Students should contact Disability Services for Students, Office of Student Life, 330 Memorial Union, 874-2098.