chaos theorychaos theory
- (mathematics) The study of iterative non-linear systems in which arbitrarily small variations in initial conditions become magnified over time.
- attributive form of chaos theory
- chaos-theory journal
chaos theory - Investment & Finance Definition
An area of mathematics that deals with non-linear dynamic systems. Although the results may seem to be random, they actually arise from a deterministic process. Chaotic systems have a fractal dimension and are highly dependent on initial conditions. Fractals are geometric structures that appear to be similar when viewed at a wide range of magnifications.