Ron Mak @ Apropos Logic
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Java Number Cruncher

Program 16-1

Bifurcation Diagram

This applet generates the bifurcation diagram of the function x ^2 + c. For each value of c along the horizontal axis, it plots vertically the values of the orbit of x = 0.

To run the demo:

  1. The initial diagram is automatically generated.
  2. Because the diagram is recursive, you can use the mouse to drag a rectangle around an area that you want to zoom into.