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Pattern formation and chaos in networks

By Clifford A. Pickover

Communications of the ACM, Vol. 31 No. 2, Pages 136-151

Chaos theory involves the study of how complicated behavior can arise in systems that are based on simple rules, and how minute changes in the input of a system can lead to great differences in the output. Using computer graphics, the dynamic behavior of chaos-producing networks is explored, and convergence maps reveal a visually striking and intricate class of displayable objects.

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