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Other Professional Activities

Internet web development

As you may have noticed I like to design web sites. Also in the context of my job I have participated in several web site development activities. Examples of web sites I designed are:

Java applets

Programming in Java is fun, as I found out when I co-authored on the course Visual Programming with Java. You may take a look at an example applet about the construction of odd magic squares (one of my fancies dating back to grammar school). This version didn't make it to the course - it was too complicated. A simplified version was used, however this one, too, was eventually eliminated from the course two years later. You are strongly advised to switch your computer screen to a resolution of at least 1024x768 to view the applet. Make sure your browser supports Java and the execution of Java applets is not switched off.

Some other examples I have written, about chaos and fractals, appear in a curse on Continuous Mathematics. They were used to illustrate chaotic behaviour. Many dynamical systems are unstable with respect to slight changes in the initial conditions. The tracks of points that were initially close together may diverge completely in time. Compare to the weather forecast, where it is said that a butterfly flapping its wings in Southern America may cause a hurricane in China, several days later. The Java applets require Java runtime environment JDK 1.1.

Last updated June 1st, 2006
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