The branch of mathematics that deals with complex systems whose behaviour is highly sensitive to slight changes in conditions, so that small alterations can give rise to strikingly great consequences.
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- Their research is among the earliest in large parameter theory and played a role in the development of the modern theory of dynamical systems and chaos theory.
- It is a straightforward popular science treatment of the mathematics and science behind chaos theory.
- Yet recent breakthroughs in chaos theory and quantum mechanics, for example, also suggest that the workings of the universe cannot be predicted with absolute precision.
Definition of chaos theory in:
- The US English dictionary