tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-991915433756392908.post5928116653554295324..comments2015-08-18T16:02:38.193-07:00Comments on Mr. Steindler: The Roller Coaster Lab and Chaos TheoryA. F. Steindlernoreply@blogger.comBlogger5125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-991915433756392908.post-29449651017674551692014-02-07T15:50:16.815-08:002014-02-07T15:50:16.815-08:00And to answer your other question, I am not sure.....And to answer your other question, I am not sure... Try googling "chaos theory." Wiki will give you background information regarding its origin. In the modern world, you might find interesting answers with google scholar.A. F. Steindlerhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/00631517894442623875noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-991915433756392908.post-82848957485018927162014-02-07T15:43:05.169-08:002014-02-07T15:43:05.169-08:00Physics is more of a means through which we unders...Physics is more of a means through which we understand chaos theory. Chaos theory applies in mathematics. If you wanted to take an irrational number, say pi, and raise it to the 20th power. You should get a noticeably different answer than if you took 3.14 to the 20th power. The percent difference between pi and 3.14 is not even a hundredth of a percent, whereas after raising both to the 20th power, it is now about 1 percent. Apply this to any situation requiring successive multiplication, and rounding error creates a reality far different than predicted, despite the minimal initial error.A. F. Steindlerhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/00631517894442623875noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-991915433756392908.post-87304049960201535442014-02-07T15:06:28.088-08:002014-02-07T15:06:28.088-08:00Ah so chaos theory is less a realm of physics and ...Ah so chaos theory is less a realm of physics and more a pragmatic consideration when conducting research or making observations? Are there people who specialize specifically in chaos theory? If so, do they spend their time further exploring the theory or rather applying it for academic/corporate/governmental research and design? Eric Arellanohttps://www.blogger.com/profile/03156792035715133622noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-991915433756392908.post-5165670118363569982014-02-07T12:53:59.887-08:002014-02-07T12:53:59.887-08:00Very good question. I think the idea of chaos theo...Very good question. I think the idea of chaos theory inspires one to design more accurate experiments that do not have sources of error that can accumulate to much larger measured errors. Satellites that are designed with even a slight error in the curvature of the focus result in very large errors in concentrating waves from very far away sources. Although we round all the time in physics class, engineers generally do not like rounding because of the large error in calculating large answers.A. F. Steindlerhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/00631517894442623875noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-991915433756392908.post-29113632868661430202014-02-06T20:42:36.844-08:002014-02-06T20:42:36.844-08:00How do you turn this (interesting) speculation of ...How do you turn this (interesting) speculation of how events would be altered into more concrete scientific/mathematical models?<br /><br />Is chaos theory solely based on explaining the past and present, or is it used for predictions of the future?Unknownhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/03156792035715133622noreply@blogger.com