Fractals and Chaos Recap for 11/5

We put up the random zig-zags that you created over the weekend and noticed that while the pattern tendered to wander away from the central line, it would eventually trend back as well. The pattern of central line crosses came in “bursts,” and the frequency of these bursts demonstrated fractal-like, self-similar qualities.

We returned to the classroom to examine another version of this, a Chaos Game app designed by Fractals & Chaos alum Istvan Burbank. We saw the impact that different constraints on random movement had on the pattern that movement created, including one very surprising result. We closed out the period investigating and playing with this app some more.

Remember: for tomorrow please read Chaos Hits Wall Street. This is required reading, and I will expect everybody to contribute to tomorrow’s discussion.

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