Posted by drummer (18.104.22.168) on September 30, 1999 at 16:30:22:
In Reply to: Cluster Pattern Chaos Theory posted by Bill McCuistion on September 30, 1999 at 15:40:58:
"A chaotic system is sensitive to initial conditions and causes the system to become unstable. It identifies chaos as inherent in both the complexity in nature and the complexity in knowledge. The nature side of chaos entails all the physical sciences. The knowledge side of chaos deals with the human sciences. Chaos may manifest itself in either form or function or in both. Chaos studies the interdependence of things in a far-from-equilibrium state. Every open nonlinear dissipative system has some relationship to another open system and their operations will intersect, overlap and converge. If the systems are sensitive to the initial conditions, in other words, you don't know exactly in detail every little piece of information, and then you have a potentially chaotic system. Not all systems will be chaotic, but those where a lack of infinite detail is unknown, then these systems have an indeterminate quality about them. You can't tell what's going to happen next. They are unpredictable. If these systems are perturbed either internally or externally, they will display chaotic behavior and this behavior will be amplified microscopically and macroscopically".
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