Archive for date: March 19, 2011

The Strange Attraction of Strange Attractors…

March 19, 2011 | Amateur Science, electronics, Math | By: Mark VandeWettering

I’ll just lead off with a picture: This is a graph of the so-called “Lorenz attractor”, first described by mathematician Edward Lorenz in his paper Deterministic Nonperiodic Flow back in 1962. I learned about this kind of stuff probably back in highschool by reading Scientific American. Anyway, the equations themselves are pretty simple, but describe […]