As if Math was not bad enough

direct from CHEETOS-FREAKose

Chaos Theory is one of the most revolutionary concepts in physical sciences which goes to describe the charateristics of Non linear Dynamic systems that under certain conditions exhibit a phenomenon known as chaos, which is characterised by a sensitivity to initial conditions (butterfly effect). As a result of this sensitivity, the behavior of systems that exhibit chaos appears to be random, even though the model of the system is deterministic in the sense that it is well defined and contains no random parameters.


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10 Responses to As if Math was not bad enough

  1. Ryan B says:

    OMG Dewayne you don’t like Chaos Theory? I wanted to focus on it but my uni only has a class or two on it.

  2. Ryan, How can I like something that is so far beyond my comprehension? But I do like challenges so I just keep on banging away.

  3. Ryan B says:

    Well like that post mentions, the butterfly effect, is the most common and used example. If you are interested in it, I’d recomend this book: It is good, I have learned a few new ideas from it.

    Sadly the post ate my comments and I hope the guy just has every comment moderated.

  4. crazybarbour says:

    I don’t really like the theory much…. they tried to teach us it when I was like 13 and I just got confused! Altho now I mite as well read the book you recommended…. need another £7.03 in my basket to get free shipping, lol (saving the pennies)

  5. Anand says:

    My endeavours into understanding Chaos Theory have remained confined to just watching “The Butterfly Effect”

    Guess, I’ll need to take a look at this book too.

  6. peteremcc says:

    I have a pretty good explanation for it that helped me understand…

    Think of a dice throw…

    It appears random, but if you knew the starting position of the dice, how far it fell, the weight of the dice, the wind resistance, the material it and the surface it falls onto is made of etc etc, you could work out what number it falls on.

    IE: it looks random, but only because there are so many complicated factors in play.


  7. Excellent explanation Peter and it reminds me of the stuff they say on the TV Show Numb3rs, which is what helped reopen my mind to the world of mathematics.

  8. Ryan B says:

    Crazy- It’s a decent book.

    Dewayne, yes Peter’s explaination is good. Things can get blown way out of scale!

  9. crazybarbour says:

    I hope it is a decent book…. It has already been ordered and dispatched! 😀
    I get back to you confirming it is a gd book…. just in case others doubt ur recommendation, not that they would….

  10. Ryan B says:

    wow, thanks for taking me so seriously.

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