Dynamics of Complex Systems
12.517 G(2) 309 Spring 2002
The theme for Spring 2002 will be
Pattern and Form in Geology and Geobiology.
This term we will discuss patterns in the physical and biological
environment, with emphasis on interactions between the two.
The class will be composed of pedagogical lectures
and roundtable discussions of classical works and recent literature.
Discussions will be focused on constructing quantitative theories
to explain observed phenomena.
We will meet twice weekly.
No background in earth science or ecology will be presumed;
however mathematics at the level of 18.03 is essential.
Schedule: Tuesdays and Thursdays 11:00-12:30 in Rm. 54-313.