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