Turtles Circling

This is a new kind of mathematical investigation which looks at how individual patterns join to form surprising group patterns. Turtles are circling on a circle of a fixed radius. What happens if the radius they are all circling at is changed?

For detailed instructions on using the program, take a look at the info window from the Turtles Circling model.

Download the StarLogoT source code for the Turtles Circling model:
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To run this file you need StarLogoT2002 for the Macintosh.
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Click on one of the pictures to see a quicktime movie of the model:
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Oscillating Circle #1 (52k)
Oscillating Circle #2 (52k)