chaos theory


chaos theory

noun

Definition of CHAOS THEORY

:  a branch of mathematical and physical theory that deals with the nature and consequences of chaos and chaotic systems

First Known Use of CHAOS THEORY

1984

chaos theory

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Mathematical theory that describes chaotic behavior in a complex system. Applications include the study of turbulent flow in fluids, irregularities in biological systems, population dynamics, chemical reactions, plasma physics, meteorology, the motions of groups and clusters of stars, transportation dynamics, and many other fields.

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