x' = y y' = -x + a y (mod 2)In the figures on this site, a = 0.5. The `mod 2' adds an even integer to put the point in the interval [-1, 1). For more information see ``Non-smooth invariant circles in digital overflow oscillations'' by Peter Ashwin.

A similar map where x and y are in the interval [0, 1) is called the doily map.

The figures show several trajectories with a = 0.5. The horizontal coordinate is x - a/2 y, and the vertical coordinate is y. If one were to plot y vs. x, the circles would be ellipses.

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