Sunday, November 18, 2007

(x,y) => (x+y, x+2y) mod 1

My suggestion for XKCD after getting mauled in today's exam:

Click...Click Click....Click...`Ok, now we do the measurement'. [open] MMMEOW!! [wild mutated half-dead shriek] [lightning-fast paw slash] [deathly silence]

Alt text: Today's Geiger counters don't make as much noise, and I will defend to death my claim that the exam is as probabilistic as the experiment (if not more).

Before I forget, the best 'All the best' line must be Pota's GTalk status yesterday: 'Tomorrow, may you all be curiosity personified!'. Why? Because curiosity killed the CAT! :P


The title is the core transformation relation of this jaw-droppingly amazing idea called Arnold's cat map.

Update: I found this lovely, lovely cartoon here :D


polar said...

Your hyper-links are a veritable source of awesomeness; the post would be, too, without the cat-pun-badinage. :)

That's the best xkcd sketch I've ever heard- you could mail it to him, you know.

pota said...

i like the cat map..
is it a symmetric process... i mean does it retrace its path after a maximum of "chaoticness".

Czar said...

Ha ha! Hilarious..

Mahesh Mahadevan said...

Ah, yes the Cat-Map (once again, part of my huge list of bookmarks :P).
Can you guess the first time I came across it? It was during the Ignobel paper, when reading on P{o/a}incare recurrence.
Thanks a ton for not using the campanology cliche!

shreko said...

wel im too lazy t b clikin on hyperlinks...but th cartoon was lovely.. :)