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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Secondly, the chaotic behavior observed in a number of physical, chemical or biological systems show low dimensionality.
The method, hidden in this chaotic behavior, is that North Korea cannot embrace peace, because it would then become simply another third-world country with no influence; nor does it want to start a war that it could not possibly win.
In a study recently accepted for publication in Physical Review Letters, researchers show that quickening the movement of the trampoline causes the droplet's rhythmic bouncing to become more complex, eventually crossing the threshold into chaotic behavior.
Notwithstanding, eventually this man adopts the chaotic behavior beyond E in Fig.
Life expectancy calculations of transient chaotic behavior in the Lorenz model.
2004), chaotic behavior has piqued the interest of financial researchers because many economic and financial time series appear random.
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In general, chaotic behavior of computed trajectories for Hamiltonian systems is called chaotic scattering [14,15].