- Code MATH6116
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Mathematical Sciences Institute
- ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
- Course subject Mathematics
- Areas of interest Digital Arts, Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, Algorithms and Data
This course introduces the basic mathematical techniques of fractal geometry for diverse applications. It will explain how these techniques apply to digital imaging, image compression, special effects, biological modelling, medical data representation and cryptography. The key ideas are introduced in an intuitive, hands-on manner.
Each student will be expected to select and complete a special project in one of the following areas: (i) 3D printing of fractal models ; (ii) fractal image magnification; (iii) fractal compression ; (iv) project chosen by the student with agreement from the lecturer. There will be one computer lab meeting each week.
Graduate students will attend all lectures/workshops including the Honours special lectures which will provide rigorous mathematical foundations and but they be assessed separately from undergraduate students.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
On satisfying the requirements of this course, graduate students will have the knowledge and skills to:
1. Explain the basic concepts of fractal geometry; (LO1)
2. Be able to identify practical situations where fractal techniques may be applied; (LO2)
3. Be able to build a fractal application in a practical area such as digital imaging or biological modeling. (LO3)
4. Be able to prove basic theorems and solve problems in the area of Iterated Function Systems. (LO4)
Assessment may be based on:
• Projects (25%; LO 1-4)
• Tutorials and Lab worksheets (25%; LO 1-4)
• 5 Assignments (25%l LO 1-4)
• Mid-term Exam (25%; LO 1-4)
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36 lectures and approx. 10 workshops
Requisite and Incompatibility
You will need to contact the Mathematical Sciences Institute to request a permission code to enrol in this course.
Fractals Everywhere, by Michael F. Barnsley, Third Edition (2012, Dover).
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Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.
|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|8547||18 Jul 2016||29 Jul 2016||31 Aug 2016||28 Oct 2016||In Person||N/A|