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Period Three Begins

by Cheng Zhang (Rice University)

This article originally appeared in:
Mathematics Magazine
October, 2010

Subject classification(s): Differential & Difference Equations | Dynamical Systems | Complex Dynamical Systems
Applicable Course(s): 3.6 Differential Equations

By exploiting the geometry of the cobweb plot, the author provides a simple and elementary derivation of the parameter for the period-three cycle of the logistic map.


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Ordinary Differential Equations | Analytic Methods
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