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Re: Chaos Theory Question
Posted: Jan 23, 2013 11:25 PM
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On Sunday, January 20, 2013 10:38:40 AM UTC-6, David C. Ullrich wrote:
> On Sun, 20 Jan 2013 16:19:55 +0000, Frederick Williams
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> <freddywilliams@btinternet.com> wrote:
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> >Ludovicus wrote:
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> >> El sábado, 19 de enero de 2013 08:19:39 UTC-4:30, Bob escribió:
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> >> > Hello,
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> >> > Have started reading about Chaos theory.
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> >> > Sure is a very interesting concept.
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> >> > I would like to ask this question, please, for anyone who understands
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> >> > Chaos theory:
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> >> > Is it a requirement for a system to become (at some point), or exhibit,
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> >> > chaotic behavior for there to be "feedback" ?
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> >> > If so, positive, negative, either ?
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> >> > Thanks,
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> >> > Bob
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> >> Yes.
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> >> A sort of feedback.
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> >> Example. The primes are chaotic because they are built by an algorithm determinist but its development is imprevisible.
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> >> Its construction by the Eratosthenes Sieve is based in a sort of feedback
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> >> because the produced primes affects the next primes to be produced.
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> >> Ludovicus
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> >I have a few questions about this question:
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> >(1) What is chaos in the mathematical sense?
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> >(2) What is a system (in the OP's sense)?
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> >(3) Supposing that Q2 has a satisfactory answer, what does it mean for
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> >(such a) system to have feedback?
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> >I know nothing about the matter, but it seems to me that one can have
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> >chaos (in the mathematical sense) in contexts where 'feedback' has no
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> More directly relevant to the OP, you can certainly have "feedback"
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Of course. Our cattle trough filling system has feedback without chaos.



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