Crocheting the Lorenz Manifold

  title={Crocheting the Lorenz Manifold},
  author={H. Osinga and B. Krauskopf},
  journal={The Mathematical Intelligencer},
You have probably seen a picture of the famous butterfly-shaped Lorenz attractor — on a book cover, a conference poster, a coffee mug or a friend’s T-shirt. The Lorenz attractor is the best known image of a chaotic or strange attractor. We are concerned here with its close cousin, the two-dimensional stable manifold of the origin of the Lorenz system, which we call the Lorenz manifold for short. This surface organizes the dynamics in the three-dimensional phase space of the Lorenz system. It is… Expand

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