Chaos theory, in mathematics and physics, deals with the behavior of certain nonlinear dynamical systems that (under certain conditions) exhibit the phenomenon known as chaos, most famously characterised by sensitivity to initial conditions. Systems that exhibit mathematical chaos are deterministic and thus orderly in some sense; this technical use of the word chaos is at odds with common parlance, which suggests complete disorder.
Introduction To Chaos by Michael Cross. An online course at Caltech.
Chaos and the Solar System
Article by Paul Trow about the development of the theory and its astronomic insights.
Chaos at Maryland
Research group at the University of Maryland. Includes papers, gallery, database, abstracts, software, bibliography and contact.
Introductory course on chaos from the California Institute of Technology, addressing basics, Lorenz attractor and Chua's Circuit. Includes program source code and bibliography.
The Chaos Game
Outlines Barnsley's chaos game, in which a random number generator is used to produce various fractals.
The Chaos Hypertextbook
Covering several aspects of the theory by topics, including nonlinear dynamics. Includes experiments for programmable calculators and definitions.
Chaos Research Group
Interdisciplinary research group at the University of Tennessee concerned with deterministic nonlinear dynamic aspects. Includes overview, publications, bibliography, monographs, glossary and project information.
Chaos Theory for Beginners; an Introduction
Brief introduction on attractors and disturbances, addressing the basics with examples.
Chaos: Making a New Science
Excerpt from the bestseller that brought the forefront of research to public eye. Includes illustrations and links.
Terminology glossary about complex systems and chaotic dynamics.
Continued Fractions and Chaos
Scientific paper exploring some results of the theory of chaotic dynamical systems. Includes abstract, proceeding and references.
Emergence of Chaos
Demonstrates how chaos emerges following a change in a parameter. Includes mathematical formulations and diagrams.
Nonlinear Science Group
Research group on nonlinear dynamics and chaos at the George Mason University, U.S. Includes publications, activities and contact information.
Online Chaos Course
Interactive, nontechnical introduction to chaos physics and chaotic motion in classical and quantum mechanics.
Quantum-like Chaos in Prime Number Distribution and in Turbulent Fluid Flows
Paper concerned with the chaotic behavior of prime number distribution, by A. M. Selvam of the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology. [PDF]
Discusses the order of deterministic chaos. Includes pictures and background about fractal dimensions.
FAQs collection from the sci.nonlinear newsgroup. Addresses basics, tutorial, applications and computational resources.
Society for Chaos Theory in Psychology and Life Sciences
Brings together researchers, theoreticians and practitioners interested in applying dynamical systems theory. Includes membership information, publications, meetings, tutorials and other resources.
Wikipedia: Chaos Theory
Free encyclopedia article describing the basics of the theory. Addresses mathematical, physical and historical aspects.
Yahoo Groups: Caostheory
Discusses the theory and its applications in various fields, such as medicine, astronomy and art.
In the Wake of Chaos
Short review of book exposing the actual philosophical implications of chaos theory. (December 10, 2001)
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