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

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Recent Examples on the Web Pedro Gomez, one of ESPN’s baseball gurus, started to dissect Preller’s version of chaos theory from the top. Bryce Miller Columnist, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Column: Padres now the National League’s great unknown team after deadline deals," 8 Sep. 2020 The Changing Value of Computation Today, chaos theory is part of the scientific repertoire. Joshua Sokol, WIRED, "These Hidden Women Helped Invent Chaos Theory," 26 May 2019 But from that starting point, the ball could be passed to just about any warm body in either uniform in any number of sequences - chaos theory come to life in the form of two worn-down but talented pitching staffs. Author: Dave Sheinin, Anchorage Daily News, "Game 7 of the World Series will bring chaos theory to life," 30 Oct. 2019 About a decade later, chaos theory started to catch on in scientific circles. Wired, "These Hidden Women Helped Invent Chaos Theory," 26 May 2019 More than many other abstruse areas of higher mathematics, chaos theory has captured the public imagination. Martin Weil, Washington Post, "Mitchell Feigenbaum, an architect of chaos theory, dies at 74," 12 July 2019 About a decade later, chaos theory started to catch on in scientific circles. Joshua Sokol, WIRED, "These Hidden Women Helped Invent Chaos Theory," 26 May 2019 About a decade later, chaos theory started to catch on in scientific circles. Wired, "These Hidden Women Helped Invent Chaos Theory," 26 May 2019 More than many other abstruse areas of higher mathematics, chaos theory has captured the public imagination. Martin Weil, Washington Post, "Mitchell Feigenbaum, an architect of chaos theory, dies at 74," 12 July 2019

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1938, in the meaning defined above

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“Chaos theory.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chaos%20theory. Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.

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