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Old 10-03-2006, 10:36 PM   #128
Erick Mead
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Re: What is "Aikido"?

David Skaggs wrote:
Isn't there a vertical componet to the chaotic figure eight?
Yes, but assuming a quiet stance it should be like drooping petals, since the balance is statically supercritical. That's why you need a long observaiton phase space plot to see the whole picture of the envelope. Chaotic systems often have unexpected features when they are seen in a complex plane plot.


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