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A bifurcation (from latin bifurcare) can be

  • river bifurcation - the (infrequently observed) forking of a river into distributaries
  • a period-doubling phenomenon known from chaos theory, see: bifurcation diagram
  • the partial or total splitting of a human penis for pleasurable or decorative reasons.
  • the partial or total splitting of a human tongue for pleasurable or decorative reasons.

See also: fork

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Bifurcation diagram for quadratic maps (377 words)
There is a good way to trace bifurcations of period of attracting orbit on the (x, c) plane by the bifurcation diagram of f (it is very similar to the "logistic bifurcation map").
At the lower part of the bifurcation diagram you see chaotic bands and white narrow holes of windows of periodic dynamics.
Bifurcation map (the right picture) compliments the "spider" and shows its interior.
PlanetMath: bifurcation (92 words)
For example, the branching of the Feigenbaum tree is an instance of bifurcation.
A cascade of bifurcations is a precursor to chaos.
This is version 3 of bifurcation, born on 2002-04-07, modified 2004-02-25.
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