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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2) The previous study of the nonlinear dynamics of surface crack plate usually uses open-crack model.
Therefore, the nonlinear dynamic has been born, which aims at discovering complexity sciences and provides an innovative way to recognize the real and complicated systems.
The TC-MSND sponsors the ASME Journal of Computational and Nonlinear Dynamics.
Nonlinear Dynamics has previously worked with the group, and in August 2012 announced an agree-ment to co-develop a new analytical solution that derives information from complex data sets generated by large-scale experiments.
Will Dracup is founder and chief executive of Nonlinear Dynamics.
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The distinct and complementary mathematical concepts of fractals and chaos are central to nonlinear dynamics theory.
Scientific contributions to the rapidly developing fields of complexity and nonlinear dynamics are flowing in from many disciplines--from physics, to fractal geometry, to evolutionary biology, to computer science, to economics.
In this reviewer's experience, Brown makes the first comprehensive effort to apply the emerging field of nonlinear dynamics to political evolution.
Edgar Peters' book outlines the theoretical foundations of nonlinear dynamics, provides empirical evidence from the capital markets supporting nonlinear dynamics, and discusses the implications of nonlinear dynamics to the traditional capital market analysis tools such as the Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM).
Each chapter is written by an expert contributor in the field of nonlinear dynamics and addresses a different form of the equation, relating it to various oscillatory problems and clearly linking the problem with the mathematics that describe it.

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