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Event Number 3146

  Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

Chaos & Complex Systems Seminar
Tutankhamun's Chariots, Stunt-Kite Ballet, and the Exodus (Chaos Choreography and Modeling)
Time: 12:05 pm
Place: 4274 Chamberlin (refreshments will be served)
Speaker: Bela Sandor, UW Department of Engineering Physics
Abstract: What might have happened at the Red Sea between Moses and Pharaoh, if the Exodus story is at least partially true? Who was Pharaoh? What did he drive, and how, befitting a super-athletic warrior king? My discovery process combines diverse methods and tools, and gives ideas for future work: aEurocent Analysis of ancient hardware and art; chariot replication and field testing for the NOVA documentary aEurooeBuilding PharaohaEuroTMs ChariotaEuro (original airing Feb. 6, 2013). aEurocent Statics and dynamics (including an important abstract concept that Newton missed, though the ancients understood it). Modeling structural dynamics and integrity; time-dependent material behaviors; sophisticated wheels, suspensions, joints, and a dual-function anti-roll mechanism. aEurocent Chaos choreography in BethellaEuroTMs system of controlling multiple stunt kites, which are sensitive to small changes in stimulation; the method would allow measurements of force vectors at handles and the resulting agent dynamics. aEurocent Chaos choreography in high-speed pharaonic war games, with one person handling two horses and two different weapons in a burst event; did Pharaoh use this technique in the Exodus scene? Consider a clear view of all handles and corresponding agents. aEurocent Human factors: Was Pharaoh playing a chaos experiment?
Host: Clint Sprott
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