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100% online

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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Hours to complete

Approx. 14 hours to complete

Suggested: 3 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
1 hour to complete

Welcome - Let's Get Started

In this module we'll introduce the concept of emergence and provide an orientation to how this course will proceed. ...
Reading
3 videos (Total 13 min), 3 readings
Video3 videos
Video Introduction: Reuben H. Fleet Science Center - Part 147s
Video Introduction: Reuben H. Fleet Science Center - Part 21m
Reading3 readings
Welcome Message10m
Course Overview10m
Thank you to the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center!2m
Week
2
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

The Mystery of Foam

Can a substance be both a solid and a liquid? In this module we’ll take a close look at our first emergent phenomena, complex fluids....
Reading
4 videos (Total 28 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
Video4 videos
Video: The Mystery of Foam12m
Video: Foam and Sand10m
Video: Sand Demonstration2m
Reading2 readings
Module Overview10m
Further Reading: Emergent Phenomena10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Module 2 Quiz10m
Week
3
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Chaotic Dynamics

Are seemingly random events truly random? In this module, we'll examine ways that deterministic processes can produce the appearance of randomness....
Reading
7 videos (Total 56 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
Video7 videos
Video: Reuben H. Fleet Science Center - Chaos Part 21m
Video: Introduction to Chaotic Dynamics4m
Video: What causes chaotic behavior?15m
Video: The principles of chaotic dynamics9m
Video: Chaotic Dynamics and Fractals9m
Video: Don Saari Interview14m
Reading2 readings
Module Overview10m
Further Reading: Web Resources on Chaotic Dynamics and Fractals10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Module 3 Quiz12m
Week
4
Hours to complete
4 hours to complete

Pattern Formation and Systems Biology

Have you ever wondered why tigers have spots and leopards have spots? This module helps to explain how these and other patterns form in nature....
Reading
8 videos (Total 69 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
Video8 videos
Video: Reuben H. Fleet Science Center - Pattern Formation Part 22m
Video: Reuben H. Fleet Science Center - Pattern Formation Part 31m
Video: Patterns in One Dimension14m
Video: Turing12m
Video: How Plants Grow11m
Video: Fred Wan Interview13m
Video: Jun Allard Interview9m
Reading2 readings
Module Overview10m
Further Reading: Web Resources on Biological Pattern Formation10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Module 4 Quiz8m
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Top Reviews

By RVMay 8th 2017

i enjoyed all the different modules. I recommend they add more explanation to the chaos game assignment.

By STJul 2nd 2017

It's a good course to get acquainted with first hand information about studies in emergent phenomena

Instructors

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Michael Dennin

Professor of Physics and Astronomy; Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning
Physics; Office of Teaching and Learning
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Jun Allard

Assistant Professor
Mathematics
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Donald Saari

UCI Distinguished Professor of Economics and Mathematics
Economics; Institute for Mathematical Behavioral Sciences
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Andrea Nicholas

Lecturer PSOE
Neurobiology & Behavior
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Fred Y.M. Wan

Professor
Mathematics
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Siddharth A. Parameswaran

Assistant Professor
Physics and Astronomy

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