NEW: Find great deals on the latest gadgets and more in the ScienceDaily Store!
Reference Terms
from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Chaos theory

In mathematics and physics, chaos theory deals with the behavior of certain nonlinear dynamical systems that under certain conditions exhibit a phenomenon known as chaos, which is characterised by a sensitivity to initial conditions.

One way of visualizing chaotic motion, or indeed any type of motion, is to make a phase diagram of the motion.

Note:   The above text is excerpted from the Wikipedia article "Chaos theory", which has been released under the GNU Free Documentation License.
Related Stories

Share This Page:

Computers & Math News
February 20, 2017

Latest Headlines
updated 12:56 pm ET