Sponsored by the Rutgers University Department of Mathematics and the
Center for Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science (DIMACS)
Title: Order and Chaos in Some Trigonometric Series: Curious Adventures of a Statistical Mechanics
Speaker: Michael Kiessling, Rutgers University
Date: Thursday, January 28, 2016 5:00pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
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.