Event Type:

Lonseth Lecture

Date/Time:

Tuesday, May 17, 1988 - 05:00

Guest Speaker:

G. D. Chakerian

Institution:

University of California-Davis

Abstract:

This lecture will deal with some of the more paradoxical properties of the real numbers, from a geometrical point of view. In particular, the famous Cantor ternary set will be used to illustrate the idea of a fractal, a set of fractional dimension.