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Re: Chaos Theory Question
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Jan 23, 2013 11:25 PM


On Sunday, January 20, 2013 10:38:40 AM UTC6, David C. Ullrich wrote: > On Sun, 20 Jan 2013 16:19:55 +0000, Frederick Williams > > <freddywilliams@btinternet.com> wrote: > > > > >Ludovicus wrote: > > >> > > >> El sábado, 19 de enero de 2013 08:19:39 UTC4:30, Bob escribió: > > >> > Hello, > > >> > > > >> > > > >> > > > >> > Have started reading about Chaos theory. > > >> > > > >> > Sure is a very interesting concept. > > >> > > > >> > > > >> > > > >> > I would like to ask this question, please, for anyone who understands > > >> > > > >> > Chaos theory: > > >> > > > >> > > > >> > > > >> > Is it a requirement for a system to become (at some point), or exhibit, > > >> > > > >> > chaotic behavior for there to be "feedback" ? > > >> > > > >> > > > >> > > > >> > If so, positive, negative, either ? > > >> > > > >> > > > >> > > > >> > Thanks, > > >> > > > >> > Bob > > >> > > >> Yes. > > >> A sort of feedback. > > >> Example. The primes are chaotic because they are built by an algorithm determinist but its development is imprevisible. > > >> Its construction by the Eratosthenes Sieve is based in a sort of feedback > > >> because the produced primes affects the next primes to be produced. > > >> Ludovicus > > > > > >I have a few questions about this question: > > > > > >(1) What is chaos in the mathematical sense? > > >(2) What is a system (in the OP's sense)? > > >(3) Supposing that Q2 has a satisfactory answer, what does it mean for > > >(such a) system to have feedback? > > > > > >I know nothing about the matter, but it seems to me that one can have > > >chaos (in the mathematical sense) in contexts where 'feedback' has no > > >meaning. > > > > More directly relevant to the OP, you can certainly have "feedback" > > without "chaos".
Of course. Our cattle trough filling system has feedback without chaos.



