Chaos, fractals, and Arcadia

Chaos, Fractals, and Arcadia

Robert L. Devaney
Department of Mathematics
Boston University
Boston, MA 02215

Below you will find an animated description of some of the mathematical ideas lurking in the background of Tom Stoppard's play Arcadia. For access to some of the mathematical software that generates some of the images contained herein, visit the Dynamical Systems and Technology Project at Boston University.

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