Chaos theory attempts to explain the fact that complex and unpredictable results can and will occur in systems that are sensitive to their initial conditions. A common example of this is known as the Butterfly Effect. It states that, in theory, the flutter of a butterfly's wings in China could, in fact, actually effect weather patterns in New York City, thousands of miles away. In other words, it is possible that a very small occurance can produce unpredictable and sometimes drastic results by triggering a series of increasingly significant events.
History of Chaos Theory---Click here for the history of chaos theory and some mathematical principles.
Real-Life Examples---Click here if you are interested in how chaos applies to things such as the stock market, the planet Jupiter, and washing machines.
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