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    Iterations

    Calculate algebraic series such as e = 1+ 1/2! + 1/3! + ..., a square wave, Fibonacci numbers. Study iterative maps, e.g. the (one-dimensional) Logistic map: (see below) or more complicated multi-dimensional maps. The logistic map is perhaps one of the simples mathematical system showing many characteristics of the development of chaotic behaviour.
    Several analytical tools are valailable to study the results of Iterations and ODE's such as:      
         time series | Power spectra | 2D projections | Fixed points | Lyapunov exponents
    A special window has been added in Mathgrapher v2 to allow detailed presentation of 2D orbits at the pixel level and to study the stability of the orbits (see the Examples and Demonstrations for the Henon map, Standard map and Mandelbrot and Julia sets.

    Examples:
    Logistic map: Sensitivity to initial conditions Projection in 2D Power spectrum Bifurcation diagram Lyapunov exponents
    Henon map: Definition 2D orbit Region of Stability
    Mandelbrot and Julia sets: Definition Mandelbrot: vary parameters Julia: vary initial conditions

    Power Spectrum

    Thenormalised power spectrum is calculated from the results of the Iteration. Note that only the first
    2**k points are used in the calculation of the Power spectrum, where k is the largest
    integer for which 2**k is smaller than, or equal to N.

    The result below is for 256 iterations of the logistic map starting with initial values F1=0.0, F2=0.2 and a = 0.99.
    At this high value of the constant a the behaviour is quite chaotic. This can also be seen in the bifurcation diagram.
    Note that this diagram shows a gap at a=0.96 where we find a 3-cycle. Indeed the power spectrum graph
    gives a nice peak at J=171 which means that the 256 iterations show about 85 ( =(171-1)/2 ) cycles.

     
     
     
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