Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Chaos Science

The science of chaos cuts across traditional disciplines, tying together unrelated kinds of wildness and irregularity, from the turbulence of weather to the complicated rhythms of the human heart, from the design of snowflakes to the whorls of windswept desert sands .It is established in the 1960s, chaos theory deals with the behaviour of certain nonlinear dynamical systems that (under certain conditions) exhibit the phenomenon known as chaos, most famously characterised by a high sensitivity to initial conditions (see Butterfly effect). Examples for such systems are the atmosphere, plate tectonics, economies, and population growth.

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