# Chaos theory

The idea that small differences in initial conditions can have overwhelming effects on the outcome. Still not a fully understood idea today.

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by astronut Jul 11, 2020 2 Comments 2 Links

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The idea that small differences in initial conditions can have overwhelming effects on the outcome. Still not a fully understood idea today.

Idea:Chaos theoryLink:https://www.quora.com/Was-the-...Interesting, from Quora:

“The mathematical version of the butterfly effect is easy to test. Some mathematical systems are chaotic and a trivial change in initial conditions will lead to large changes in the result. An example is the logistic difference equation

xn+1=rxn(1−xn)

In physical systems, the double pendulum is an example of a chaotic system, and very small changes in initial conditions lead to large changes in behavior.”

Idea:Chaos theoryLink:https://www.discovermagazine.c...The idea of chaos theory as a thing-in-itself seems to have died an early death.