Lorenz Attractor - Maple Help

Online Help

All Products    Maple    MapleSim

Lorenz Attractor

Main Concept

The Lorenz system is a system of ordinary differential equations that was originally derived by Edward Lorenz as a simplified model of atmospheric convection:

xt=σ yx, yt=x ρzy, zt=β z+x y

Interestingly, the evolution of the system for certain values of the parameters and initial conditions exhibits chaotic behavior. In particular the Lorenz attractor is the solution obtained for the Lorenz system with ρ = 28, σ = 10, and β = 8/3.


Adjust the parameter values at left and rotate the plot to see how the solution is affected.


σ =

ρ =

β =  


More MathApps