UCSC: Porter 34B, Chaos, Fractals, and the Arts, Spring 2011
NEWSRevised 22 May 2011
PROJECT STATUSOnly 17 days until the FINAL and to date only 7 students have approved project proposals.
Homework #6, posted 5/13Ten students have submitted HW 06 so far, 8 may be viewed on their websites. The Sprott models are impressive, and the project proposals (including 14 students, considering teams) are very promising. Deadline for this homework has been extended one week. This is the last homework assignment for the term.
Sprott models, posted 5/12So far, four models with sound have been posted HERE.
Results of the Midterm, posted 5/05Out of 21 papers returned in class, 7 earned the max score of 6, 5 earned 5, and 9 earned 4. Considering the scores so far (four homeworks, two quizes, and the midterm) the total scores ranged from 2 to a max of 19. The median was 14, and a score of 10 or less might be considered poor. Your grade record will be sent you via email soon.
Results of HW #4, posted 5/04Of 16 homeworks received ontime, 11 earned the max score of 3.
Using the Sound Extension in NetLogoRemember this from the NetLogo User Manual:
To use the extension in your model,
Posting NetLogo Models to you WebsiteLook for the new Help File for this.
Genevieve's PosterFind it HERE
Preparing for the MidtermThe midterm, although brief, will be sort of a final exam on the first half of the course. The questions might address any of the threads: A, B. or C. Please review the website for all four meetings.
Student WebsitesPosting homework to your website is optional. BUT, I will only write narrative evaluations (and in the future, letters of reccomendation) for students with adequate material posted on the web.
HW #3 ResultsThe max score was 2. Almost all 15 homeworks turned in ontime (via the web or via email) earned 2 points.
Quiz #2 ResultsThe max score was 2. There were 20 quiz papers handed in, each earned 2 points. They are AWESOME.
Late HomeworkI will accept all homework turned in by 5 pm on Wednesday April 20th for full credit. No late homeworks after that.
Homework #2 ResultsThe max score was 2. All 19 homeworks turned in ontime or late (via the web or via email) earned 2 points.
Quiz #1 ResultsThe max score was 2. There were 23 quiz papers handed in, each earned 2 points. Some writings were more impressive than others but all were "correct". Each offered one or more of the following answers:
Homework #1 ResultsThe max score was 2. Every homework turned in ontime (via the web or via email) earned either 1 or 2. In case 2, you will receive notification via email.
Course PlanThis course will be devoted to digital harmony in abstract animation and algorithmic music, based on chaos theory and fractal geometry. There will be three components: art history, chaos theory, and programming in the NetLogo language. There will be weekly homework in each component, a few short quizes, a midterm, and a term project to be demonstrated in the Finals meeting.