Wednesday, September 8, 2010

The Butterfly Effect

The Butterfly Effect is a theory that describes how small variables can affect large and complex systems.  The example most commonly used to describe this theory is a butterfly flapping its wings in one part of the world causes a tornado in another.  This theory is attributed to mathematician and meteorologist Edward Norton Lorenz.  The theory poses that it is impossible to predict the behavior of a large system, due to the fact that one would have to provide for countless small factors in the model.

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