MAA Writing Awards
Studying the Cantor Dust at the Edge of Feigenbaum Diagrams
Award: George Pólya
Year of Award: 1999
Publication Information: The College Mathematics Journal, Vol. 29, No. 3, (1998), pp. 189-198
Summary: A look at the interesting behavior of the orbits beyond the edge of Feigenbaum Diagrams.
About the Authors: (from The College Mathematics Journal, Vol. 29, No. 3, (1998))
Aaron Klebanoff received his Ph.D. in applied mathematics from the University of California at Davis in 1992. His interests include fractal geometry and chaotic dynamical systems, as well as anything else that spices up life in and out of the classroom. He has been a member of the mathematics department at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, a small engineering college Terre Haute, Indiana, since 1993.
John Rickert is an associate professor of mathematics at the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. He received his Ph.D. (1990) at the University of Michigan under the direction of David Masser. His main interests are Diophantine equations, fostering student participation in mathematical competition, and analysis of baseball statistics. He created the American Regions Math League home page and is a supporter of “Retrosheet”.