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Tool: Chaos In the Classroom - Visualizing the Logistic Equation
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Description: The logistic equation is a simple dynamical system that illustrates very nicely the emergence of complex chaotic behavior from a single, simple equation. This lesson plan is targeted towards high school students with a good grasp on the concepts of functions and graphing, and could serve as an entry-point into a larger unit on chaos theory and chaotic systems. Please be sure to check out some of the additional resources listed at the end of this lesson plan, and send all comments, questions, and suggestions to the author, Ben Weintraub, at
Technology Type: Java Applet 
Guide: User's Guide (opens a new window)
Author: Ben Weintraub
Language: English 
Cost: Does not require payment for use

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