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Complexity Explorer

Functions and Iterations

Santa Fe Institute via Complexity Explorer


This tutorial contains excerpts from David Feldman's Dynamical Systems course.  Note that Complexity Explorer tutorials are meant to introduce students to various important techniques and to provide illustrations of their application in complex systems.  A given tutorial is not meant to offer complete coverage of its topic or substitute for an entire course on that topic.   

This tutorial is designed for beginning math students (those who have completed at least one year of high-school algebra but not calculus). 



  1. Functions and Iteration (Dave Feldman)
  2. Iteration
  3. Unit 1 Homework

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David Feldman


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  • Anonymous
    It is very useful for my research work. Dynamical systems is popular branch of mathematics. Most common problems depend on dynamical system. To learn discrete dynamical system , first of all we must learn function and iterations.
  • Juan Cabrera García-Olmedo completed this course.

    Santa Fe Institute is a fantastic institution where all the new things happen. Learning from them is to know the facts directly from the people who made the difference.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    The course provides participants with a solid basis to start learning any other more advanced topic related to complexity. Contents are presented in an extremely intuitive way and the structure of the tutorial (videos+exercises) is extremely conducive to fast learning. While some more advanced topics could be introduced, it is a very good tutorial to start learning complexity topics.
  • Ben G Small

    Ben G Small completed this course, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.

    I really enjoyed this course - Prof Feldman takes the time to review concepts and importantly terminology repeatedly so they sink in. This is really important when entering a new field. Also his explanations are simple, direct and 'in-depth' leaving no assumptions, so the tutee gets a thorough overview of the subject matter. To be recommended!
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    Giampaolo Demontis completed this course.

    very interesting and helpful. I'd suggest it to all who want to get started with the other courses provided by complexity explorer

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