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Overview of: Using cobwebbing as a graphical solution technique for discrete dynamical systems

For a linear discrete dynamical system, one can solve it directly to determine the solution is an exponential function, such as exponential growth or decay. For a nonlinear system, we don't have such a solution formula. Instead, we can use a technique called cobwebbing to determine graphically how the solution must behave.

This worksheet introduces the technique of cobwebbing and illustrates how cobwebbing can indicate the behavior of the solution to a discrete dynamical system.

Points and due date summary

Total points: 3
Assigned: Sept. 22, 2017, 2:30 p.m.
Due: Sept. 29, 2017, 11:59 p.m.

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