The first question on this quiz was about the number of state variables that the logistic map has
Heres the logistic map: the logistic map has a single state variable x, so the answer is one
The Henon map is a two-dimension map; it has two state variables x and y
That is, the Henon map is a box of mathematics that takes two values, xn and yn, and returns two values, xn+1 and yn+1
So the state of the system is actually a vector that looks like this
The logistic map, in contrast, is a box of mathematics that takes the value for the state variable x and tells you what the value of the state variable is at the next time click
Thats a 1D map, Henon is a 2D map
So the answer to the second problem is 2
For the third problem, you need to use the app
The point of this problem was to explore different values of the initial condition for the same value of the parameter r
So lets play with this
Thats x = 0.2
Heres x = 0.1
Heres x = 0.3
0.5, 0.6, 0.8
The pattern here, as youre seeing, is that the transient is different but the fixed point is the same
And that was the question that this problem was after
Do all these initial conditions limit to the same fixed point?
And the answer is yes
Now, is that dynamics an attracting fixed point?
That fixed point is certainly an attracting fixed point because it attracts trajectories from initial conditions around it, so the answer to question four is also yes
Question five is getting at the same point; a stable fixed point is the same thing as an attracting fixed point
An unstable fixed point repels trajectories that start near it, so the answer to question five is its stable
To answer question six, were going to have to do a bit more work with the app
Now this notation, as youll recall, means that x is in the set that begins at 0 and goes all the way to 1
Its equivalent to saying this
When you have a parenthesis instead of a square bracket, like this, what that means is that the set goes all the way up to zero but does not actually get there
And you would rewrite that with an inequality like this
So looking at this question, the answers are asking us to explore whether the basin of attraction of the fixed point includes the entire unit interval, including its end points, or not
Now, we just did an exploration with x equals 0.1, 0.2, 0.3, and up to 0.8, so what we need to do in order to figure out which of these answers is correct is do a bit more work at the ends of that range
Lets take a look at that funny answer for a second first
This is the union of two sets, one of which runs from 0 to pi/10
And its a closed set, includes its end points
With another set that begins at pi/10 and runs up to 0.99
I can rewrite this set using the following inequality
Note these less than or equal signs here: not less than, but less than or equals
Okay, so lets get to work
First lets see if the initial condition x0 = 0 is in the basin of attraction
Aha, its not
Its in the basin of attraction of a different fixed point than this question was asking about
Dynamical systems can have multiple simultaneous attractors in different parts of their state space, and well get back to that
So that tells us something. Lets try something just a tiny bit higher than zero and see where it goes
Theres x = 0.000001, and it seems to go to the fixed point, so that tells me that zero is not in the basin of attraction
And that rules out the second answer, because this one says that the basin of attraction includes zero
Now lets look at 1
Heres x0 = 1
Thats clearly not in the basin of attraction of the fixed point
Lets try something a tiny bit smaller and see where that goes
That goes to the fixed point, so this says that one is not in the basin of attraction of that fixed point
Lets go back to the possible answers
Weve now ruled out this answer and this answer, so its looking like maybe this is the right one
But we need to check on this
The experiment that I just did, which used x0 = 0.999999, is not in this interval, so now were prepared to finish answering this question
This first answer is not the right one, because the fixed point actually was an attractor
The second answer is not correct because it includes one, and we did an experiment that showed that one was not in the basin
This third answer is certainly not true, because we were able to establish that one and zero were both not in the basin
And this one here we were able to rule out because I tried 0.999999, which is a little bit to the right of this, and that was in the basin
So the correct answer is this one: x0 is in the open interval 0, 1
Question seven is about transient shape
And were supposed to plot the first 50 iterates starting from the same initial condition with two different r values
Lets do that
Heres r = 2, r = 2.7
One of those transients has an oscillatory kind of convergence; the other one is a one-sided convergence
And the question was about the transient shape
And they do not have the same shape, so the correct answer is no
The last question is about transient speed, and what were supposed to do is look at r = 2.7 and r = 2.8
Heres r = 2.7; take a close look at that
Heres r = 2.8
Looks to me like its converging kind of about here, still wiggling and wiggling and then it converges about here
r = 2.7, on the other hand, wiggles to about here
So it converges faster
So the transients are not the same length, and the r = 2.7 transient is quicker
So the correct answer is faster than