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Mathematical Mountains
Steve Brunton (GS)
Dept. of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
This is an excerpt from the bifurcation diagram of a logistic map. This logistic map models population dynamics with reproduction and limited resources, and it is often used as an example of a phenomenon known as "the period-doubling route to chaos." Typical of chaos, many regions in the figure exhibit self-similarity. This picturesque landscape reflects the order that emerges out of chaos.