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THE NEW SCIENCE OF CHAOS
by
J. C. Sprott
Department of Physics
University of Wisconsin
Madison, WI
A Generic Lecture on Chaos
with Computer Animations from
the program CHAOS DEMONSTRATIONS
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A Planet Orbiting a Star
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A Simple Pendulum
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Exponential Growth
X(n+1) = A X(n)
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The Logistic Equation
X(n+1) = A X(n) [1 - X(n)]
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SUMMARY
þ Nature is complicated,
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þ simple models may suffice.
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