This first question is primarily vocabulary and asks you to pick which term does not correspond to the same representation as the other terms. These are the two different representations of nonlinear dynamics that are in question in this quiz problem. This type of plot is known as the cobweb diagram correlation plot, or return map. This type of plot is referred to as the time-domain plot, as the x-axis is time. So time-domain plot is the term that does not correspond to the same representation as the other terms in the list. Question 2a asks us to use the cobweb applet to add one iterate at a time to a cobweb diagram starting at initial condition 0.5 using a parameter of 2.7. From this, we want to analyze what kind of dynamics comes out and compare this with our current knowledge of the time series plot to determine the dynamics. As we slowly add single iterates to this map, what we see in the cobweb diagram is the red lines slowly spiraling in to the intersection of the line xₙ+1 = xₙ and the parabola defined by the logistic map. As we also consider what's happening in the time domain, we see that we are converging onto a single point. By examining both the cobweb diagram and the time-domain plot, we can see that these are fixed point dynamics. Part b asks us to use a correlation plot to analyze the stability of these dynamics by choosing several initial conditions between 0.1 and 0.9. To do a basic analysis of stability, let's apply several different initial conditions to the parameter r = 2.7: 0.1, 0.2, 0.3, 0.4, 0.6, 0.7, 0.8. So it does appear that these fixed point dynamics are indeed stable for r = 2.7. For this problem, we set r equal to 3 and the number of initial iterates to 5, and have an initial condition of x₀ equal to 0.5. Let's click start animation and see what shape emerges in the red line. So as you can see, it does appear that the red lines are converging to something. At this point, it seems like the red lines have stopped changing and have converged to a small square. As an aside, a small square on the cobweb plot is associated with a two-cycle in the logistic map dynamics. The next three questions ask to match cobweb plots in figure 1a to their corresponding dynamics. Part a asks what type of dynamics correspond to those seen in figure 1a This type of cobweb plot is associated with chaotic dynamics. For part b, we are told in figure 1c that the transient has not been removed, and it appears that the trajectory has converged. As we saw in question 2a, this type of cobweb plot is associated with a fixed point dynamic. For part c, we're told that figure 1d has had the transient removed and asked to classify the dynamic. This type of cobweb plot is associated with high-period attractors. This next series of questions is intended to help you understand the connection between time-domain plots and cobweb plots. The dynamics in figure 2a are the same as which in figure 1. As you can see, the dynamics in figure 2a are the same as in figure 1b. One thing that might help you understand this or see this better is to notice the small square that forms in figure 1b and see what it corresponds to in figure 2a. The dynamics in figure 2b are a fixed point dynamic. As we've seen throughout this quiz, this corresponds to the dynamics seen in figure 1c. The dynamics seen in figure 2c in the time-domain plot is a high-period orbit. You may want to confuse this with a chaotic orbit, but look how structured it is. As you can see, it repeats very regularly. This corresponds to figure 1d. Finally, the dynamics in figure 2d are chaotic. Notice in contrast to figure 2c, they're a little less regular than a periodic orbit. These dynamics correspond to figure 1a. Finally, let's look at question 5. As discussed in lecture, any time there's an intersection between the line xₙ+1 = xₙ and the parabola described by the logistic map, which is yellow in this plot, you'll have a fixed point of the logistic map As you can see, there are two such intersections, here and here. Obviously, the fixed point at (0,0) is not very interesting. In question 5, we are asked to solve for the interesting fixed point that occurs right after 0.6. To solve for this fixed point, we simply need to solve this system of equations. To do so, we set them equal to each other, resulting in the following equation. Since we are not interested in the fixed point that occurs at (0,0), we can eliminate these two xₙ, resulting in this equation. Solving this equation, we then see that the fixed point occurs at two thirds. We can now answer question 5a, as we know the fixed point at r = 3 is at x* = 2/3.