Pictorial Renormalization Group - Demo 4


Increasing a slightly (to a=3.15 gives a clearer picture of the 2-cycle. Start from various initial conditions by clicking somewhere on the running plot, and occasionally hit "Clear" to remove old iterations.

Looking at the the second iterate of the map f 2(x) and starting from three different initial values shows that the fixed point near x=0.67 is unstable, and the orbit approaches one or other of the fixed points near x=0.55 and x=0.75.


These two fixed points in f 2(x) are the two points x1, x2 in the two cycle in f(x), since f(f(x1)=f(x2)=x1.

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Michael Cross