What is Chaos?
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|Matthew A. Trump; University of Texas at Austin|
|An interactive online physics course for everyone: a 5-part nontechnical introduction to physics and chaotic motion in classical and quantum mechanics. Contents include: The Philosophy of Determinism (every cause has a unique effect, and vice versa); Initial Conditions (the starting measurements of any system, used to make predictions); Uncertainty of Measurement (no measurement can be made with infinite accuracy); Dynamical Instabilities (how determinism, initial conditions, and the uncertainty of measurements give rise to chaos); Manifestations of Chaos (how chaotic motion may give rise to large-scale ordered structures).|
|Levels:||High School (9-12), College|
|Math Topics:||Measurement, Chaos, Mechanics of Solids|
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