Maps, chaos, and fractals
Degree GrantorUniversity of Canterbury
The behaviour and properties of one-dimensional discrete mappings are explored by writing Matlab code to iterate mappings and draw graphs. Fixed points, periodic orbits, and bifurcations are described and chaos is introduced using the logistic map. Symbolic dynamics are used to show that the doubling map and the logistic map have the properties of chaos. The significance of a period-3 orbit is examined and the concept of universality is introduced. Finally the Cantor Set provides a brief example of the use of iterative processes to generate fractals.
SubjectsField of Research::01 - Mathematical Sciences
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