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CHAOS DEMONSTRATIONS

JULIEN C. SPROTT
Department of Physics
University of Wisonsin
Madison, WI 53706

GEORGE ROWLANDS
Department of Physics
University of Warwick
Coventry CV47AL, England

CHAOS DEMONSTRATIONS is a collection of eighteen demonstrations illustrating chaos in physical and biological systems including the driven pendulum, van der Pol's equation, three body problem, Lorenz attractor, logistic equation, fractals, diffusion, etc. The goal of the program is to encourage an appreciation of the complexity and beauty of even simple systems, not only for the professional scientist, but also for the interested nonspecialist. You can sit back and watch the demonstrations cycle through an automatic sequence, or in the complete version of the program you can take control and examine in detail the effect of varying the parameters.

CHAOS DEMONSTRATIONS is published by the American Institute of Physics as part of a continuing series of software from Physics Academic Software. Copyright 1990 by the American Institute of Physics. All rights reserved. Portions copyright 1989 by Julien C. Sprott. All rights reserved.

(modified from the documentation)
Download chaosdem.zip [107 KB].

Look at the readme file from the program.

Other Internet Resources:

Information about the program from one of the authors, J. C. Sprott

Information about the program from the American Institute of Physics.