Chaos and Complex Systems Seminar
Thom's catastrophe theory and Zeeman's model of the stock market
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
4274 Chamberlin Hall
Joel Robbin, Department of Mathematics, discusses the applicatiion of catastrophe theory in three cases: Zeeman’s toy (the “catastrophe machine”), light caustics, and Zeeman’s explanation of stock market booms and busts.