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Are there any examples of functions that react to themselves?

by alvin51015
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alvin51015
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Jan5-14, 11:30 AM
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Hi. Are there any examples of functions that react to themselves? If so, how are they expressed algebraically? Any simple example will be extremely enlightening to me. Thanks.
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Jan5-14, 01:27 PM
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What do you mean by "functions which react to themselves"? That's a pretty vague description.
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Jan5-14, 02:18 PM
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I was just throwing out an idea to see if the work of Dean Radin had permeated the regular body of knowledge.
I would say that my vagueness lends itself to the fact that I haven't figured anything out yet.

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Jan5-14, 02:38 PM
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Are there any examples of functions that react to themselves?

One type of example, would be differential equations where acceleration is based on position. For example a sine or cosine wave would be [itex]\ddot x = -x [/i]. A common real world example would be the elliptical orbits of a two body system.

I doubt these are what you're looking for, but they are functions that react to themselves (the acceleration eventually results in new position(s), and the new position(s) affect acceleration).
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I was just throwing out an idea to see if the work of Dean Radin had permeated the regular body of knowledge.
The parapsychologist crank, Dean Radin?
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Jan5-14, 04:16 PM
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Exactly, let's not bring up crackpots here since it's against our rules to discuss them.


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