dready zim: Tatterdemalian: everything can be modeled mathematically, if you know the right formulathis is not true if you use actual computers instead of some sort of computer run by unicorns or fairiesYes it`s from WIKI but it`s easy to copypasta from there so,"Chaos theory is a field of study in mathematics, with applications in several disciplines including physics, engineering, economics, biology, and philosophy. Chaos theory studies the behavior of dynamical systems that are highly sensitive to initial conditions, an effect which is popularly referred to as the butterfly effect. Small differences in initial conditions (such as those due to rounding errors in numerical computation) yield widely diverging outcomes for chaotic systems, rendering long-term prediction impossible in general. This happens even though these systems are deterministic, meaning that their future behavior is fully determined by their initial conditions, with no random elements involved. In other words, the deterministic nature of these systems does not make them predictable. This behavior is known as deterministic chaos, or simply chaos.Chaotic behavior can be observed in many natural systems, such as weather"
poorjon: Something something drink and derive./Had a calc prof who stared at the projector screen for a minute or two when the Mac plasma ball screen saver came on before finally saying "oh, you see it too. so it isn't just an acid flashback"
Eligarf: Shouldn't have divided by zero.
DrgnMech: I had the unfortunate pleasure of seeing this guy in action. Dude rounded the corner as I was going down the engineering hall toward class. He was talking to himself and clearly out of his mind. Biggest "WTF" moment I've had in loooong time.Also, I'm out of eye bleach. Any donations? =(
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