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Chaos in Easter Island Ecology

Special | 57m 44s

Clint Sprott, a professor in the Department of Physics at UW-Madison, describes some recent simple mathematical models for the rise and fall of the civilization on Easter Island in the South Pacific. Sprott shows that one of these mathematical models has chaotic solutions, not previously known.

Aired: 01/25/11

Rating: TV-G

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