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Discrete Dynamics in Nature and Society
Volume 2012, Article ID 482459, 14 pages
Research Article

Chaos in a Discrete Delay Population Model

Department of Mathematics, Shandong Jianzhu University, Shandong, Jinan 250101, China

Received 2 August 2012; Accepted 21 August 2012

Academic Editor: Hua Su

Copyright © 2012 Zongcheng Li et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


This paper is concerned with chaos in a discrete delay population model. The map of the model is proved to be chaotic in the sense of both Devaney and Li-Yorke under some conditions, by employing the snap-back repeller theory. Some computer simulations are provided to visualize the theoretical result.