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Sunday, July 31, 2005

 

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.”‘




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