Chaos Rules Feature Summary
- From Physics Research
- Image credit: Paul Bourke, WASP, University of Western Australia
This image shows the "Lorentz attractor," a graph that represents the behavior of a simple model of Earth's weather. Weather is just one example of a chaotic system, in which seemingly irregular behavior does follow certain patterns.
To find out about chaos research, see Chaos Rules on the American Physical Society's outreach website Physics Central. For an overview of chaos theory that concisely explains the characteristics of chaotic systems, see Introduction to Chaos.
- October 1, 2006 - October 16, 2006