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    Sensitive dependence on initial conditions

    No, obviously I don't :biggrin: I'll take a look at it, though. Thanks!
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    Sensitive dependence on initial conditions

    Yes, that seems plausible, but is it always possible? One could imagine that it would be practically impossible if the sensitivity is critical enough. It usually isn't, I guess, since no one seems to care about it. It just seems like a problem as significant as the problem of the precise...
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    Sensitive dependence on initial conditions

    Hi. I'm starting a project on chaos very soon and I was just wondering... One of the distinguishing features of a "chaotic system" is the sensitive dependence on initial conditions. It is stated that if we knew the initial conditions with infinite precision we would also be able to...
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    Dissipative vs. conservative

    Hi. I'm reading a book on deterministic chaos, and an important distinction seems to be the one between dissipative and conservative dynamical systems. A dissipative system is defined as a system whose "phase space volumes shrink", whereas in a conservative system phase space volumes are...
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    Earth moving around Sun?

    Hi, I have a question that and I am unable to come up with a consistent and simple answer to. If we consider a coordinate system centered at the earth, then all planets, the sun and indeed the rest of the universe is rotating around the earth in a very complicated way (as measured in this...
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    Current in a (series) circuit with a capacitor

    So, you're saying that capacitors can't be used in (seriel) dc circuit?
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    Current in a (series) circuit with a capacitor

    but in my physics book they discuss these things before even introducing alternating current.. in fact, i think it's in a chapter called Direct Current Circuits..
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    Current in a (series) circuit with a capacitor

    I've just been reading about capacitors and I have some (stupid?) questions... First, how can there be a current in a (series) circuit with a capacitor when there is an insulating material or vacuum between the plates (or whatever makes up the capacitor)?? i don't get it.. Second (pretty much...
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