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Edward Lorenz - butterfly effect and chaos theory

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Edward Lorenz - Butterfly And Chaos Theory

I got this month's edition of 'Weather' today and found an obituary of Lorenz who died in April. He was Professor of Meteorology at Massasuchsetts Institute of Technology in the early sixties and was the one who coined the 'butterfly effect' phrase in 1972, where a tiny event in one place can have a profound effect on the weather in many others. And he was using a computer to simulate weather predictions and found, by accident, that if he only put in the very same data, but minus some decimal p



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