Skip to content


ACAT8015     Design Structures B

A two-hour seminar in Semester 2.

Successful completion of Design Structures A or equivalent.

To further explore conceptual compositional structures and their application to the visual and sonic domains.

An overview of more advanced principles of mathematical thinking, including principles such as graphs, games, Lyndenmeyer systems, filters, deterministic fractals, descriptive topology, non-deterministic fractals, chaos and catastrophe theory, vector fields and vector calculus.

Assignments involving the application of some of the above topics-100%.


Kline, M., Mathematics for the Nonmathematician, Dover, 1967.

Those mentioned for Design Structures A, and in addition:

Alexandroff, P, Elementary Concepts of Topology, Dover, 1961.
Barnsley, M., Fractals Everywhere, Academic Press, 1988.
Bruce, J., and Giblin, R, Curves and Singularities, Cambridge University Press, 1984.
Casti, J., Alternate Realities, Wiley Interscience, 1989.
Peitgen, H-O., and Saupe, D. (eds), The Science of Fractal Images, Springer-Verlag, 1988.
Prusinkiewicz, P., and Lindemnayer, A., The Algorithmic Beauty of Plants, Springer-Verlag, 1990.


Back to ACAT Unit Outline

Back to top