The chaotic rhythm of life (Scripts) Publisher's description
from Giuseppe Cardillo
This GUI contemplates how mysterious-looking situations can sometimes be explained with simple mathematical rules
This GUI contemplates how mysterious-looking situations can sometimes be explained with simple mathematical rules. It gives a clear and understandable description of the behavior arising from a logistic equation that expresses the population of a system of animals as Nnew = Lambda*Nold (1 - Nold). Varying the parameter Lambda can give several different outcomes, including extinction, stable growth to a limiting population, cyclical oscillation of population sizes, and even chaotic variation. This example, originating in work of May, Oster, and Yorke, was one of the early manifestations of chaos theory. More information can be found, for example, in an essay by Robert May:
...And it means that sometimes a whole population of frogs, or worms, or people, can die for no reason whatsoever, just because that is the way the numbers work...
System Requirements:MATLAB 7.5 (R2007b)
Program Release Status: New Release
Program Install Support: Install and Uninstall