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Is the Butterfly Effect Real?

Is the Butterfly Effect Real?

Most of us have heard of the Butterfly Effect, but is it real? And what is Chaos Theory?

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“The butterfly effect is all the more pleasing because the computer model that led to its discovery resembles a butterfly. The mathematician Edward Lorenz created the model, called a strange attractor, in the 1960s; it’s a line that alternately spirals around two adjacent ovals, mapping out the chaotic solution to a set of interrelated equations.”

When the Butterfly Effect Took Flight

“On a winter day 50 years ago, Edward Lorenz, a mild-mannered meteorology professor at MIT, entered some numbers into a computer program simulating weather patterns and then left his office to get a cup of coffee while the machine ran. When he returned, he noticed a result that would change the course of science.”

The Butterfly Effect

“In 1960 Lorenz tried to model the weather. He wrote simplified equations and solved them on a primitive computer. Sure enough, his output did behave a lot like real weather. His colleagues watched over his shoulder. They were fascinated.”



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