Chaos

Chaos, by Alexis Wilke and Benoit Ambry

We applied the well known formula f ( n ) = a n ( 1 - n ).
The formula was run 1500 times for each value of a from about 1.5 to 4.2 with n starting at 0.0001.

For those coming by about the Feigenbaum's number, there are 5 x 60 digits after the decimal point:

4.
669201609102990671853203820466201617258185577475768632745651
343004134330211314737138689744023948013817165984855189815134
408627142027932522312442988890890859944935463236713411532481
714219947455644365823793202009561058330575458617652222070385
410646749494284981453391726200568755665952339875603825637225

You can also watch a movie of the curves drawn one by one in an AVI. I Suggest you download it on your hard disk first, then play it. It is pretty large (8.3Mb).

chaos.avi
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