Dec 092017

Chaos program from PBS Nova w/TP source. | |||
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File Name | File Size | Zip Size | Zip Type |

CHAOS.TXT | 1571 | 718 | deflated |

POINTP.EXE | 52974 | 25861 | deflated |

POINTP.PAS | 1545 | 567 | deflated |

# Download File 11CHAOS.ZIP Here

## Contents of the CHAOS.TXT file

Recently, PBS aired a special on Chaos. It prompted me to write this little

program to demonstrate the "Order of Chaos".

Imagine the following scenario:

You have a 2 dimensional plane. There are three points on the plane. One

is on the upper left corner, the second is on the upper right, and the third

is on the bottom centered. Something like this:

1---------------------------2

\ /

\ /

\ /

\ /

\ /

\ /

\ /

3

Suppose we select a point within the triangle at random and use this position

as a starting point. Select a random number between 1 and 3. Now, imagine a

line between the starting point and the number selected. Halfway, between the

two draw another point. Use this new point as the starting point and continue

until you are exhausted.

You would probably expect that the trangle would eventually fill up. But

wait! Run the program called pointp.exe. This will speed things up a bit

a show you the "Order of Chaos".

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

This program was written on a 286(8) clone with a HGC. Let me know how it runs

on your machine. The graph drivers have been linked into a unit called

drivers and are included in the run-time code. Source is also included for

anyone who wants to modify it.

This program is hereby released into the public domain...

Ben Diss

Plantz: ID1119

CIS# 71270,341

program to demonstrate the "Order of Chaos".

Imagine the following scenario:

You have a 2 dimensional plane. There are three points on the plane. One

is on the upper left corner, the second is on the upper right, and the third

is on the bottom centered. Something like this:

1---------------------------2

\ /

\ /

\ /

\ /

\ /

\ /

\ /

3

Suppose we select a point within the triangle at random and use this position

as a starting point. Select a random number between 1 and 3. Now, imagine a

line between the starting point and the number selected. Halfway, between the

two draw another point. Use this new point as the starting point and continue

until you are exhausted.

You would probably expect that the trangle would eventually fill up. But

wait! Run the program called pointp.exe. This will speed things up a bit

a show you the "Order of Chaos".

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

This program was written on a 286(8) clone with a HGC. Let me know how it runs

on your machine. The graph drivers have been linked into a unit called

drivers and are included in the run-time code. Source is also included for

anyone who wants to modify it.

This program is hereby released into the public domain...

Ben Diss

Plantz: ID1119

CIS# 71270,341

December 9, 2017
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