Chaos Theory: A mathematical concept that explains that it is possible to get random results from normal equations. The main precept behind this theory is the underlying notion of small occurrences significantly affecting the outcomes of seemingly unrelated events.
The butterfly effect came into play in several digital literacies we touched on in class. "In chaos theory, the butterfly effect is the sensitive dependence on initial conditions in which a small change in one state of a deterministic nonlinear system can result in large differences in a later state." This concept could be taught in class to begin a discussion on fate. The games/shows provide a visual cue of interference with time/fate
"The magnetic field of the Earth has reversed its polarity several hundred times during the past 160 million years. This image shows a simple deterministic model illustrating the geomagnetic reversals.
Chaos theory is the study of the behavior of dynamical systems that are highly sensitive to initial conditions. Some examples of chaotic systems are : the weather, double pendulums, and Conway’s game of life. Another example of a chaotic system that you may not have heard of is the Lorenz Attractor. This is a system of...