Chaos theory and probability : an honors thesis (HONRS 499)
Books and other literature written on chaos theory, fractals and the uncertainty principle are sometimes difficult for the average reader to understand. As a result, the reader may walk away feeling more frustrated or confused than at the start of their research. Dr. Emert's colloquium classes on fractals were extremely enjoyable and thought provoking, but not beyond comprehension. This presentation was written to help people understand the basic concepts behind chaos theory and how it relates to the world around us. Examples involving random walks, Brownian motion and Heisenberg's uncertainty principle are used to illustrate the intimate relationship between chaos theory and probability.