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On Beyond Newton: from Simple Rules to Stability, Fluctuation, and Chaos (Serendip: Complex Systems)

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Visit this site: http://serendip.brynmawr.edu/complexity/newton/

Author:Bryn Mawr College
Description: An interactive exhibit on homeostasis/autonomy/chaos centered around population dynamics. The phenomenon of rules giving rise to not only order but also disorder, and, beyond that, to previously unknown forms of order, is the terrain currently being explored as self-organization, non-linear dynamical systems, chaos, and fractals. Start with population size and stability (homeostatis), then fluctuation (autonomy), then chaos (deterministic unpredictability); then From Chaos back to Order (and Fractals); and beyond.

Levels: High School (9-12), College
Languages: English
Resource Types: Games, Problems/Puzzles, Web Interactive/Java
Math Topics: Cellular Automata, Chaos, Fractals, Nonlinear Dynamics, Population

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