Q700 | 1017 | Townsend

F, 2:30-5:00pm, PY 113 TOPIC: Tensor Analysis: The mathematics and applications in perception, cognition, and motor behavior General Information: Differential geometry has been of inestimable value in modern physics ever since Einstein built his theory of general relativity around it. Actually, it also make many aspects of traditional physics more comprehensible. It has begun to be employed in certain avenues of cognitive science. Some of the applications primarily involve tensor analysis; others involve Riemannian metrics (e.g., on curved spaces). In this seminar, we will emphasize an introduction to the mathematical concepts and ways to use some of these tools. We will share the working out or explanation of problems, but these will not be graded. Some of the meeting periods or parts thereof, will be used for individuals to present a paper, chapter, etc. illustrating applications of concepts from this body of knowledge. Tests: None Papers: None