World of Nonlinear Maps
Many of the concepts and mathematical tools introduced for analyzing and understanding nonlinear ODE models also apply to nonlinear difference equations. For example, fixed points which play such an important role in ODE models are also fundamental to understanding difference equation models. Because nonlinear difference equations “map” sets of points on one time step into another set on the next step, they are commonly referred to as nonlinear maps.
KeywordsLyapunov Exponent Bifurcation Diagram Strange Attractor Chaotic Oscillation Sockeye Salmon
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