This equation will change how you see the world (the logistic map)

29 gen 2020
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The logistic map connects fluid convection, neuron firing, the Mandelbrot set and so much more. Fasthosts Techie Test competition is now closed! Learn more about Fasthosts here: Code for interactives is available below...
Animations, coding, interactives in this video by Jonny Hyman 🙌
Try the code yourself:
James Gleick, Chaos
Steven Strogatz, Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos
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Robert Shaw, The Dripping Faucet as a Model Chaotic System
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  • 10^10^100 Googolplex

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  • BANG! .. My brain feels much better...

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  • It's the same about the human population. And it seems like we're at the peek right now and going down. That constant is like the pi of fractals

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  • School only teaches you the minimum you need to start the next grade. It doesn't teach you to think or be intelligent and never will. Look at how fast kids learn until they start school and then are held back from learning at the same pace by being forced to do it "the way I tell you".

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    Jason BrunhardJason Brunhard17 ore fa
  • Holy hell. If they me a little about chaos theory in school I swear I would have been a mathematician by now.

    The RodestarrThe Rodestarr17 ore fa
  • Which software did he use for plotting his graphs? 3:45

    ichich18 ore fa
  • Amazing. Thenks for the outstanding explanation of a pretty complex subject (for lay people)!

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  • If everyone will become vegetarian, there is no hunting or poaching and no disasters then we can find the date of extinction of a specific species 😯😯😯😯😯😯. This is mind blowing

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  • Your calculation is wrong

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  • This video proved me that I am a dumb, I didn't even understand a bit as a 11th grades student

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    Leo VerranLeo VerranGiorno fa
  • This video was so enlightening! Thank you! I love how we can visually see the fractal from a simple equation, and this is exactly how I perceive the universe. "As above, so below"

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  • hod up, someone has to tell me the graphing app that he used

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  • God man your 37 and only just found out about this. I'm 35 and just found out about it. Up your game dude

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  • this vid has saved my essay project 😂i've been learning how to determine period doubling in the last couple of months. But i had little clue that so many real life phenomena exhibits the bifurcation doubling behaviour. Impressed!

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  • I don’t get any of this but it sounds awesome

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  • Life is a simulation confirmed

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  • what software is he using?

    Ishita VyavahareIshita Vyavahare2 giorni fa
  • how does it apply to the Covid-19 waves?

    Paolo ScaramuzzinoPaolo Scaramuzzino2 giorni fa
  • Wait, so you're telling me that you could set equations on google's calculator this whole time? Amazing

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  • I've heard a ton about the Mandelbrot set over the years...but when he rotated it into 3 dimensions and it matched with the bifurcation diagram, my brain literally melted.

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  • first 10 seconds and i went dumb

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  • When the firing of Neurons in your brain and rabbits and Mandelbrot and Phi and oh my God it's everywhere

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  • Amazing!!!

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  • Wow I love the way you presented this topic so visually.

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  • how many leaves on a tree ? - search - ITworlds Golden ratio Mrityunjaya Fibonacci Number Praveen Mohan - I like his explanation

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  • What if all these fundamental constants are such weird numbers (4.669, 3.1415..., and so on) because the computer universe.exe runs on uses something other than base 10?

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  • Everything is under control of God. Everything, under His calculation. Assalamualaikum

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  • I'm just now fi ding your videos and its creating chaos in my marriage! I feel a couple bifurcation coming on. Any sugar mommas out there wanna help me get to 4.6669!? 😜 But in all seriousness, your videos are awesome!

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  • I dont get it U just talk too much

    stevesteve3 giorni fa
  • I struggled to understand this just like many people. But look up Feigenbaum Number on Numberphile, it'll make this easier to understand slightly

    PhineasPhineas3 giorni fa
  • I just like the math... You'll die tomorrow, but the rabbits will forever live until.. Reality..

    John WorthingtonJohn Worthington3 giorni fa
  • All we have to do now is track and follow every bunny rabbit to see if this is true

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  • In what day did god made this?😁

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  • Can you make a video about this equation with human population, where will be the equilibrium?

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  • It's like programming life

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  • Thanks. I love this channel. No one explains this stuff.

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  • Chaos is natural order.

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  • And no one thinks there is a creator that did all this by design? All these links and ratios no one can explain the existence of, and we think it all just came about by accident...

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  • so random numbers are not so random.

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  • universal constants are just some values given to simulator to simulate our universe.hece we are in simulator

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  • so , we are in simulation .

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  • The mandelbrook fractal looks lika a turtle:)

    StevenSteven4 giorni fa
  • I guess the made up/unexplained answer of "42" we get to hear about has something to do with this universal constant of "4.669", I'm not sure though.

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  • There is no chaos. Everything has a pattern at certain perspective.

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  • That kinda looks like how a tree 🌳 grows lol cool

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  • Seeeeriously fascinating!!!! 😲😲

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  • Not to brag but... I've known about the feiganbaum constant since I was 21... so 20 seconds ago

    Ethan EvansEthan Evans5 giorni fa
  • Did you upload the vid ultra-wide just for me? :D

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  • This is the last time I watch any of your videos sober, 😒

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  • Now someone still thinks we live in a simulation?

    Zee YZee Y5 giorni fa
  • What kind of math is that?? Initially you said X is no. of rabbits, then you choose X=0.4, how's that possible?? Now, if R is the rate of growth, population next year isn't X*R, but X*(1+R). Further if suggest that the rate of growth will depend on the present population, the R, for any year, will be expressed as a function of (Ps, Pp) where Ps is the saturation population assuming limited resources and Pp is the present population for that particular year. Therefore, Xn=RX(1-X) is incorrect.

    Rohan DongreRohan Dongre5 giorni fa
    • The X is the percentage of population the theoretical maximum of the population. It makes sense to choose it arbitrarily, since what we care about is the value of X when it stabilises. And it will stabilise to the same value whether we choose it to be 0.4 or 0.9 or anything between 0 and 1. And secondly, it does make sense to multiply by the growth rate, as it makes an exponential model. The math here has been established since the 1970s, there are papers on this, of course it's correct.

      Segala NicolasSegala Nicolas5 giorni fa
  • me: barely knows algebra The guy: Feigenbaum constant stays relative to the bifurcation diagram Me:i like your words magic man

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  • so this is how the multiverse go

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    • multiverse

      PillowPillow5 giorni fa
    • No, this has nothing to do with that. But if you want something that feels like the multiverse, you should check out Veritasium's video on the Many Worlds theory of physics

      Segala NicolasSegala Nicolas5 giorni fa
  • Someone like you in his infatuation with chaos in Wuhan leaked the virus from their lab to cause chaos.

    MichaelMichael6 giorni fa
  • THATS RIGHT!!! OH this got me so excited! :) Apply it to the cosmos and when a star releases energy to its surrounding planets. Chaos , adaptation to environment, then order but it evolves and branches out. The law of life. So many layers lol

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  • 13:44 oh god it's the zodiac killer

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  • Great explanation & appreciate the effort/time put into the animating, editing and script, but my brain can't comprehend this haha.

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  • mind blown and the day hasn't even started yet. thanks mate!

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  • Order begets chaos, chaos begets order.

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  • You adquired a new tittle: Chaotic (Neutral)

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  • The anti-life/death equation?

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  • rx - the population will grow exponentially rx - is a linear equation

    ライアンライアン6 giorni fa
    • @ライアン but it is exponential, because x(n+1)=r*x(n) is equivalent to x(n)=r^n so it's an exponential model because it's raised to a power. Anyway, the math here is correct

      Segala NicolasSegala Nicolas5 giorni fa
    • @Релёкс84 nope he filled in the x n+1 after saying rx will grow exponentially so lies

      ライアンライアン5 giorni fa
    • It is a linear *differential* equation, which translates to an exponential solution.

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  • Chaos is so subjective

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  • Overpopulation debukned.

    Shoedi LShoedi L6 giorni fa
    • What do you mean ? That's not the point of the video, and I'm not sure what there is to debunk about overpopulation

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  • I didnt understand anything

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