The Laboratory of
Nonlinear Phenomena was instaled in September/1994 with financial support
of FAPESP. The main experiment has been the Dripping Faucet Experiment.
We have studied the drop formation dynamics of water drops by measuring
the delay time between successive drops. We have observed Flip bifurcations,
Hopf bifurcation, Crises, Intermittences, Saddle points, etc. The data
has been analyzed by the construction of two dimensional first return maps
Tn+1 vs. Tn, ( see the L of the lab logo) three dimensional
return maps Tn+2 x Tn+1 x Tn.