Domain coloring is a method that allows us to represent complex functions by assigning a colour to each point of the complex plane. In this session I will talk about how this method works and how it can be implemented in the computer. In particular I will introduce the concept of "enhanced phase portraits" which have become a useful tool for studying complex functions, especially for those who prefer thinking geometrically. Finally, I will present an open-source project in which I have developed a set of online tools to help students to visualize and explore properties of complex functions.


About Teaching and learning seminars

Our teaching and learning seminars focus on innovations and projects that are underway in teaching mathematics, statistics and physics at UQ and other institutions.

We discuss the hot issues, and hear from people who are trying out new things.

Over the past 10 years many new ideas have been generated, collaborations made both within and across disciplines, and teaching grant proposals designed, submitted and received.

Students, staff and visitors to UQ are welcome to attend, and to suggest speakers and topics.

Seminars are usually held fortnightly on Wednesdays from 1pm to 1.50pm.

Venue

Priestley Building #67
Room: 
442