Interactive Chaos Tutorial
This tutorial was developed in collaboration with David Lesley, Ph.D., for the SDSU Sciences Summer Bridge Program, which is designed to help incoming students develop a familiarity with all aspects of scientific study.
Material Type: Tutorial
Technical Format: Shockwave
Date Added to MERLOT: May 30, 2000
Date Modified in MERLOT: March 09, 2011
Submitter: Jeff Sale
Keywords: chaos, long term behavior, interactive chaos, parameter, dynamical systems, logistic equation, chaotic, deterministic
Primary Audience: College General Ed
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
Technical Requirements: Shockwave plugin
Material Version: latest
Cost Involved: no
Source Code Available: no
Accessiblity Information Available: no
Creative Commons: unsure
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Discussion for Interactive Chaos Tutorial
4 years ago
Mike Lydon (Student)
I spent about 15 to 20 minutes reviewing the content and I have to say that this is a useful and entertaining guide for understanding population dynamics. The presentation and design of the interactive article are simple yet effective and are appealing to an inter-disciplinary audience. As a student it seems to me that Dr. David Lesley effectivley communicates with a student audience with interactive content which makes the concept more easy to understand. Were I to require a source to help me complete a project, I would not hesitate to utilize this page as a good first-hand source. Another plus of the article is it's ease of use; being reminiscent of a power-point presentation. Another interesting aspect of the article is being able to interact with and manipulate the results of the graphs to better understand the dynamics of the locust model.
Time spent reviewing site: 15 minutes.