The ultimate, FREE Physics club for expert Physicists, aspirant Physicists and Physics admirers!
 
HomeFAQRegisterSearchLog inLIGHTWEEKContact the ownerLink Banck to co.nr

Share | 
 

 What is chaos theory?

Go down 
AuthorMessage
The Administrator
TOPC administerator
The Administrator

Posts : 47
Join date : 2009-07-23

PostSubject: What is chaos theory?   Thu Sep 03, 2009 8:16 am

Chaos theory is a branch of mathematics which studies the behavior of certain dynamical systems that may be highly sensitive to initial conditions. This sensitivity is popularly referred to as the butterfly effect. As a result of this sensitivity, which manifests itself as an exponential growth of error, the behavior of chaotic systems appears to be random. That is, tiny differences in the starting state of the system can lead to enormous differences in the final state of the system even over fairly small timescales. This gives the impression that the system is behaving randomly. This happens even though these systems are deterministic, meaning that their future dynamics are fully determined by their initial conditions with no random elements involved. This behavior is known as deterministic chaos, or simply chaos.

Chaotic behavior is also observed in natural systems, such as weather. This may be explained by analysis of a chaotic mathematical model which represents such a system. Quantum chaos investigates the relationship between chaos and quantum mechanics.

_________________
- V.H.Belvadi,
Owner,
The Online Physics Club.
Back to top Go down
http://theonlinephysicsclub.forumotion.com
 
What is chaos theory?
Back to top 
Page 1 of 1
 Similar topics
-
» Karmik-Theory
» I Thought the MSM Said "Death Panels" Were Conspiracy Theory!
» Propellentless Drive Successfully Tested by NASA
» Flodden: The Ceratopsian Theory
» FEMA Camps: City to Exile the Homeless; It’s not a Conspiracy Theory Anymore

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
The Online Physics Club :: PHYSICS :: Chaos theory-
Jump to:  
Free forum | © phpBB | Free forum support | Contact | Report an abuse | Forumotion.com