The following are example syllabi for introductory quantitative reasoning courses based on fractals, chaos, and complexity. The suggested readings are from Chaos Under Control.
Syllabus 1 A syllabus for a one semester-length course (that is, one with 42 sessions, each 50 minutes long) surveying the principles and applications of fractals, chaos, and complexity (with possible associated laboratories) for the beginning student.
Syllabus 2 As an alternative, here is a syllabus for a somewhat more quantitative one semester-length course treating the principles and applications of fractals and chaos.
Syllabus 3 Here is a syllabus for a one semester-length course treating the ideas of complex adaptive systems in some depth. An additional text, such as Complexity by M.M. Waldrop (Simon & Shuster, 1992), is recommended. (Other choices are At Home in the Universe by S. Kauffman (Oxford University Press, 1995), The Garden in the Machine by C. Emmeche (Princeton University Press, 1994), and Hidden Order (Addison-Wesley, 1995) and Emergence (Addison-Wesley, 1998) by J. Holland.)
Syllabus 4 Finally, here is a syllabus for a much more interdisciplinary approach.
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