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    Unhappy Need help on the question about the period of a cycle

    So you're given an iterated map: Pn+1 = Pn(1 + b - DPn)

    Explain why the period of a cycle is not uniquely defined, and suggest a quantity that more precisely defines what we would naturally think of as the period of a cycle.

    Would anyone please explain this question to me, or just give me some hints to answer this? I really appreciate your help, thank you very much!
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    Re: Need help on the question about the period of a cycle

    Surrey Modelling and Experiment? I'm stuck on this too :/
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    Re: Need help on the question about the period of a cycle

    Quote Originally Posted by vietcompro View Post
    So you're given an iterated map: Pn+1 = Pn(1 + b - DPn)

    Explain why the period of a cycle is not uniquely defined, and suggest a quantity that more precisely defines what we would naturally think of as the period of a cycle.

    Would anyone please explain this question to me, or just give me some hints to answer this? I really appreciate your help, thank you very much!
    I don't see how anyone can "suggest a quantity that more precisely defines what we would naturally think of as the period of a cycle" without knowing what it is "more precise" than! In other words, what definition of "period of a cycle" are you referring to?
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