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The Chaos Game

Copyright 2000 Lloyd Rieber

Click here to run the Chaos Game.

NOTE: This will run on both Macintosh and Windows, but it is optimized for Windows. Macintosh users will experience minor font problems.

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Brief Description: This game was originally developed by Michael Barnsley, a mathematician at Georgia Tech. It demonstrates how apparent randomness can lead to an underlying order, which is the basis of Chaos Theory. It also demonstrates an important example of how the partnership between people and computers can lead to exciting discoveries and outcomes.

Read about this example from Lloyd Rieber's book Computers, Graphics, & Learning


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