Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science

Title: Chaos and Control
Speaker: Professor Liz Bradley
Speaker Info: University of Colorado
Brief Description:
Special Note:

Understanding and exploiting the special properties of chaos can lead to designs that vastly improve the performance of many practical and useful systems --- spacecraft trajectories that require less fuel, for example, or tracking circuitry with broader capture ranges and fuel injectors that mix gasoline and air more effectively. Control strategies that leverage chaos's characteristic geometry, ergodicity, and sensitivity to attain such improvements rely on powerful computational tools that use a combination of quantitative and qualitative reasoning to work with the special properties involved. This talk will begin with a review of the mathematical theory and computational techniques that are used in the control of chaos, and then cover a variety of interesting examples ranging from science and engineering to dance.

Date: Friday, April 17, 1998
Time: 2:00pm
Where: Tech M416
Contact Person: Prof. Riecke
Contact email: h-riecke@nwu.edu
Contact Phone: 847-491-8316
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