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Mathematics of the butterfly effect

  1. Jun 7, 2006 #1
    What are some of the mathematical concepts used in the idea of the butterfly effect? Is there any thought that such a system would have a limit at which point all events beyond said limit are not considered part of the system designated by the initiating event?

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  3. Jun 7, 2006 #2

    matt grime

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    It is called chaos theory or non-linear dynamics.
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