worksheet09 - Worksheet#9 PHY102(Spr 2006 Due Thursday...

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Worksheet #9 - PHY102 (Spr. 2006) Due Thursday March 23rd More on “Do loops”, Illustrating Chaos Tools that you need You will need the following this week (look them up in the online help): Do (you can also use Table or NestList) You will also need to learn how to plot lists of numbers using: ListPlot In addition, you need to recall that animation is very simple in mathematica. Simply generate a series of frames (e.g. using a “Do” loop) and then dou- ble click on one of the frames. This automatically animates the set of frames. The new physics - Chaos Chaos, though discussed extensively for a couple of centuries (e.g. Boltz- mann and Maxwell discussed “molecular chaos”), it has really come into its own since the widespread use of computers. An early surprise is that even quite simple looking systems can have chaos, whereas it was originally thought that chaos only occured in systems with billions of molecules. In this worksheet you will study perhaps the simplest system which shows chaos,
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This note was uploaded on 07/25/2008 for the course PHY 102 taught by Professor Duxbury during the Spring '08 term at Michigan State University.

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