Lorenz Attractor

The Lorenz equations are the following system of ODE's
x' = 3(y - x)
y' = -xz + 26.5x - y
z' = xy - z
which exhibit chaotic behavior.

The graph shows (x(t), y(t)), the projection of the trajectory into the x,y plane. The color is a function of time.

A faster animation is also available.

With your browser, only a fixed image can be shown:

The source code is available at http:/www.wam.umd.edu/~petersd/Lorenz2.java
Tobias von Petersdorff , tvp@math.umd.edu
Last modified: Sun Dec 10 20:59:23 EST 1995