dynamical system

The 2006 Abel prize celebrates the mathematician who helped make mp3s possible.
Some news on Julia sets
In the last issue Lewis Dartnell explained how chaos on the brain is not only unavoidable but also beneficial. Now he tells us why the same is true for our solar system and sends us on a journey that has been travelled by comets and spacecraft.
Images based on Lyapunov Exponent fractals are very striking. Andy Burbanks explains what Lyapunov Exponents are, what the much misunderstood phenomenon of chaos really is, and how you can iterate functions to produce marvellous images of chaos from simple mathematics.
  • Want facts and want them fast? Our Maths in a minute series explores key mathematical concepts in just a few words.