chaos theory

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chaos theory

a branch of mathematics that seeks to predict widespread effects of small (or minute) and possibly remote triggering events; the unpredictable course of some epidemics and malignant metastases may accord with chaos theory.

chaos theory

The mathematical conception that some phenomena that seem random may be of a deterministic order highly sensitive to initial conditions and perturbations. There is a growing appreciation that chaos may be a feature of many biological systems and that chaos theory may prove to have many applications in medicine.
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It is very interesting that it was find in any circumstances of bearing work, some chaotic behavior.
Brock and Sayers (1988) point out that one of the main reasons preventing one from finding evidence of chaotic behavior in economic data is the use of aggregate data that can hide nonlinearities at the micro level.
Students' initial efforts to understand the seemingly chaotic behavior focused on entering a variety of values in Cells A3 and B3 in hopes of identifying some consistent behavior.
A higher degree of consciousness is connected with a higher degree of chaotic behavior in the brain, i.
It must be stressed here that this chaotic behavior was developed due to the PID control; if at t = 300 min the controller had been turned off and the control action kept constant, the open loop temperature would reach a stable steady-state, as shown by Fig.
For high m chaotic behavior with sensitive dependence on initial condition would be present.
Nevertheless, according to Laskar, even though the results obtained for the last 50 million years are reliable, the ones further back lose reliability because of the chaotic behavior of the system.
But tweak the architecture of an ordered network just a little bit and the system can cross over into chaotic behavior.
It is one of the simplest models that present chaotic behavior [17].
Chaotic behavior has piqued the interest of financial researchers in the past two decades because many economic and financial time series appear random.
Frank Huang, Peter Chung and Rachel Wyatt, seniors at Lamp Magnet High School in Montgomery, AL, won the team competition with an original research project entitled: "Chaos in the Midst of Order: Analyses of Small-Scale Chaotic Behavior in the Solar System.
In the study of random processes, chaotic behavior is distinguished from true random behavior.