2-Dimensional Maps - Demo 1

Henon Map

The Henon Map is defined by the equations

xn+1 = yn + 1 - axn2
yn+1 = bxn
For a=1.4 b=0.3 this map shows chaotic behavior:

Successively enlarge portions of the plot to discern structure at finer and finer scales by dragging the mouse to outline a rectangle on the stopped plot . (You may want to increase "Points" to 1000 or even 10000 or more for the larger magnifications.) A click outside the plot will return the scale to the default value.

There are various other features of the applet that will be used later.

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Last modified Tuesday, December 7, 1999
Michael Cross