Watching Chaos Grow

December 31st, 2004 | Filed under: Mapping, Mathematics, Programming | No Comments »

intersection aggregate

Jared Tarbell has an impressive collection of java applets written in Processing, a programming language based on Java geared toward visual arts and design. These applets are essentially canvases of algorithms revealing the beauty in hard coded chaos.-cw

via Gallery of Computation


Modeling Chaos

December 29th, 2004 | Filed under: Mathematics | 1 Comment »

Crochet

Dr Hinke Osinga and Professor Bernd Krauskopf, of Bristol University’s engineering mathematics department, used 25,511 crochet stitches to represent the Lorenz equations.
The equations describe the nature of chaotic systems – such as the weather or a turbulent river.

via BBC news