Lorenz Butterfly

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Lorenz Butterfly

Postby PHY » August 1st, 2006, 8:38 pm

Lorenz Butterfly
Click in the window to start a particle in motion around the two
strange attractors. Click again very near to where you clicked the
first time. You should see a new particle following the first very
closely for a while, but as time goes on the small difference between
the paths of the particles increases until they are following
completely non-related paths.

The Lorenz butterfly is significant becasue it illustrates the concept of
"sensitive dependence upon initial conditions."

Click in the window to start a Lorenz Butterfly.
[japplet_start code="Lorenz" width=400 height=300 codebase="/forums/misc/java/" archive=""][/japplet_start][japplet_param name="x" value="32"][/japplet_param][japplet_param name="y" value="6.4"][/japplet_param][japplet_param name="z" value="58"][/japplet_param][japplet_stop][/japplet_stop]

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