Re: Cobweb Plot

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• Subject: [mg27513] Re: Cobweb Plot
• From: Jens-Peer Kuska <kuska at informatik.uni-leipzig.de>
• Date: Sat, 3 Mar 2001 03:39:56 -0500 (EST)
• Organization: Universitaet Leipzig
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```Hi,

something like this ?

http://www.mathconsult.ch/showroom/pubs/MathProg/htmls/p2-1.htm

Buy the book by Romand Maeder

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0124649920/mathconsdrrmder/107-1760968-0378115

Regards
Jens

Jon Joseph wrote:
>
> I have been experimenting with chaotic systems and have been trying to
> produce a "Cobweb Plot".  A description of this type of plot, taken from
> "CHAOS An Introduction to Dynamical Systems" by Alligood, Sauer, Yorke, is
>
> "A cobweb plot illustrates convergence to an attracting fixed point of
> g(x)=2x(1-x). Let x0=0.1 be the initial condition. Then the first iterate is
> x1=g(x0)=0.18. Note that the point (x0,x1) lies on the function graph, and
> (x1,x1) lies on the diagonal line. Connect these points with a horizontal
> dotted line to make a path.  Then find x2=g(x1)=0.2952, and continue the
> path with a vertical dotted line to (x1, x2) and with a horizontal dotted
> line to (x2, x2). An entire orbit can be mapped out this way."
>
> I can create the data in a procedural program and then plot the list that
> results.  Can anyone think of a more elegant, Mathematica oriented,
>
> Dr. Jon Joseph