Computable chaotic orbits

Joseph L. McCauley, Julian I. Palmore

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We contrast analytic properties of chaotic maps with the results of fixed-precision computation and then use Turing's ideas of computable irrational numbers to illustrate the computation of chaotic orbits to arbitrary N-bit precision. This leads to the study of chaos theory via integer maps that are automata with long-range site interactions. We also explain why the β-shadowing lemma is not a justification for the use of fixed-precision arithmetic in chaos theory.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)433-436
Number of pages4
JournalPhysics Letters A
Issue number9
StatePublished - May 12 1986

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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