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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Indeed, the course of so-called chaotic dynamical systems depends so sensitively on initial conditions that a prediction's accuracy is strictly limited by the amount of information available.
Salvatore Baglio has co-authored over 150 scientific publications and his research interests include nonlinear and chaotic dynamical systems, smart sensors, microsensors and Microsystems.
of Tebessa, Algeria) has selected papers from the past decade pertaining to the topic announced in the title--both experimental and theoretical aspects of problems arising in the study of both discrete and continuous time chaotic dynamical systems modeling.