P410/P609 Homework Assignment #4
Due Thursday, April 5, 2012
Problem 1
Complete Problem 6.4 parts (c-f) on pages 151-152 of CSM. You may use
whatever computational tools that you like.
Problem 2
Complete Problem 6.6 on pages 153-154 of CSM. In part (b), you will use
the values of r that correspond to superstable trajectories. Recall that
Table 6.2 in Section 6.11 has some inaccuracies that we demonstrated in
class. You may use or modify program ~sg/findroot if you like. The source
code is in ~sg/chap6/roots and using the Gnu Scientific Library in
~sg/chap6/gslroots .
Problem 3
Complete Problem 11.10 parts a-c on page 428 of CSM.
You may want to use the unix utility split for part (c). You may
alternatively use the blockavg program found in ~sg/bin. The source
is in ~sg/src/misc/blockavg.c. blockavg takes a list of numbers and computes
averages of blocks where the blocksize is the second argument. For
example, if you have a list of 20 numbers in "myfile", blockavg 2