CAS 503: Concepts and Techniques

This class is team-taught (MWF 10). Here is the syllabus for my week.

Instructor: Jonathan Smith, 496 Carver, 4-8172 (voice mail)

Office Hours: Mon. 1:10pm, 3:10 pm; Wed. 1:10pm, 3:10pm, 4:10pm (subject to change)

e-mail: jdhsmithATmathDOTiastateDOTedu (substitute punctuation)

Monday, April 11

Topic: Entropy

Reference: Some observations on the concepts of information-theoretic entropy and randomness, Entropy 3 (2001), pp. 1-11 (electronic journal).

Wednesday, April 13

Topic: Competition - a model system

Reference: Competition and the Canonical Ensemble, Math. Biosci. 133 (1996), 69-83.

Friday, April 15

Topic: Complex systems

Reference: Three key questions about complex systems, Semiotics, Evolution, Energy, and Development 2 (2002) No.3, 13 pages (electronic journal).