November 6, Julia Barnes, Western Carolina UniversityMath Colloquium: Fri at 2:30pm-3:20pm, CH 443
Title. Any way you slice it, it comes up Julia sets
Abstract. Is it possible to visualize the graph of an analytic function f: C -> C? Unfortunately, any such graph would be four dimensional. In this talk, we consider different ways to project four dimensional graphs down to at most three dimensions. We use techniques from calculus as well as some results from complex analysis and complex dynamics to visualize the graphs of families of functions arising from iteration. In so doing, beautiful images of Julia sets appear out of nowhere. Therefore, this talk begins with an overview of Julia sets and two different ways to generate them. This is joint work with Beth Schaubroeck at the Air Force Academy.
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