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  Encyclopedia :: encyclopedia : Chaos   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Chaos is also used to refer to the earliest conditions of the universe, the unbounded space and formless matter that existed before the creation of the universe.
In geology, a Chaos is an area of broken terrain, often in placenames on Mars.
In Warhammer Fantasy and Warhammer 40,000, Chaos is an army representing the antithesis of civilisation.
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In Greek mythology, Chaos is the primeval state of existence from which the first gods appeared.
As a god, Chaos was the nothingness out of which the first objects of existence appeared.
Ovid described Chaos in Metamorphoses as "rather a crude and indigested mass, a lifeless lump, unfashioned and unframed, of jarring seeds and justly Chaos named." According to some sources Chaos was the offspring of Chronos.
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 Chaos Theory: Encyclopedia of Management
Chaos theory is a scientific principle describing the unpredictability of systems.
Most fully explored and recognized during the mid-to-late 1980s, its premise is that systems sometimes reside in chaos, generating energy but without any predictability or direction.
One of the first scientists to comment on chaos was Henri Poincaré(1854–1912), a late-nineteenth century French mathematician who extensively studied topology and dynamic systems.
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 Chaos Theory [encyclopedia]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Established in the 1960s, chaos theory deals with dynamical systems that, while in principle deterministic, have a high sensitivity to initial conditions, because their governing equations are nonlinear.
An early pioneer of the theory was Edward Lorenz whose interest in chaos came about accidentally through his work on weather prediction in 1961.
This mean that in order to study and understand the behaviour of a non-linear system one need in principle to study the system as a whole and not just its parts in isolation.
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