Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Order and Chaos in Some Trigonometric Series: Curious Adventures of a Statistical Mechanics
Location: Hill 705
Date & time: Thursday, 28 January 2016 at 5:00PM - 5:11PM
Michael Kiessling, Rutgers University: I will tell the story of how a MAPLE-assisted quest for an interesting undergraduate problem in trigonometric series led some amateurs' to the discovery that a simple one-parameter family of trigonometric series which is not in Zygmund's book exhibits both order and apparent chaos, and how this has prompted some professionals to offer their expert insights.'