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chaos theory

n.
Any of various general mathematical theories of chaotic dynamical systems, such as the complex or nonlinear systems found in weather patterns, ecosystems, economic markets, and biological systems.
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chaos theory

n
(Mathematics) a theory, applied in various branches of science, that apparently random phenomena have underlying order
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chaos theory

nteoria del caos
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Chaotic maps are discrete-time systems exhibiting chaotic behavior. Theoretically proven that chaotic numbers, which generated by maps have unpredictable, spread spectrum characteristics and it is not periodic [1].
Volume two of the two-volume set examines discrete attractors, inertial manifolds, and approximate inertial manifolds for some classical equations, develops the properties of a global attractor, and describes the structure and chaotic behavior of stable and unstable manifolds with small perturbations.
As with any addiction, we must identify and avoid high-risk situations that could trigger a relapse to chaotic behavior (or to the original drug of choice).
The largest Lyapunov exponent shown in Figure 3(b) confirms the chaotic behavior found in Figure 3(a).
Chaotic behavior is normally considered undesirable due to the restrictions it imposes on the operating range of electrical and mechanical devices.
Note that the research previously conducted by the authors to investigate chaotic behavior [24, 25] has focused on day-to-day network traffic-flow evolution and considered only route choice behavior (departure time behavior was not considered).
The Iranian nuclear chief warned of "chaotic behavior by various actors and further tension and conflict" and said, "Disregard for Iran's genuine security concerns, either through deliberate changing of the military-security balance in the region, or by pursuing Iranophobia in the region and beyond, would jeopardize engagement."
Wang, "Chaotic behavior in fractional-order memristor-based simplest chaotic circuit using fourth degree polynomial," Nonlinear Dynamics, vol.
This sensibility is sometimes known as "butterfly effect" in honor of Lorenz [1] who described in 1963 the first natural phenomenon showing a chaotic behavior (in this case, the atmospheric evolution) being represented by a differential system (1) which generates a trajectory in the phase space similar to a butterfly (see Figure 1):