Do experiment 3.6, Page 25. Use the Function Iterator at the
T website (or a spreadsheet). You should perform the 30
numerical experiments outlined in the Procedure, and report
on the outcome as described in the Results section.
Choose "generic" seeds, like 0.123 or 0.2, not whole numbers.
do not list or print out
the entire orbit for each of your chosen seeds. Just give the seed and
a short description of the outcome (tends to a fixed point, goes to
infinity, etc.) In each case, the computer is not telling the whole story.
Do you see what else is happening? Comment on this in your essay after
explaining what the computer shows.
Note: At the present time, the software on the web will not
allow you to perform part 2 of the experiment (though this will hopefully
sometime). I suggest you use a spreadsheet
to handle this part.
Also, answer question 1
on page 26. Limit your answer to at most
one page. Remember that proper English is a must.
For an overview about what is expected in your lab reports, click