Henon strange attractors
The 1st figure to the left below shows the results of
successive iterations of the map started at the fixed point (marked by the
x label). Plots started at another initial values are almost
identical (exept for an initial transient), suggesting that the figures is
an attractor. Click mouse to get new (red) strange attractor
starting at new initial point. The next figures are successive
blow-ups of the squared regions in the preceding figure.
Scale invariant, Cantor-set-like
structura transverse to the linear structure is evident. Thus the attractor
is strange with dimension between one and two.
The last four images are scaled by the factor of 0.15 .
(click mouse with Alt/Ctrl to zoom the pictures)
 M.Henon "A two-dimensional mapping with a strange attractor"
Comm.Math.Phys. 50, 69 (1976).
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updated 27 June 2004