About this blog

The Butterfly effect is a term used to describe the phenomenon of “sensitive dependence on initial conditions”. The term was coined by Edward Lorenz, a mathematician and a meteorologist, to describe the impossibilities in predicting complex sytem such as long-term weather behaviour.

In a non-mathematician way, the analogy is the flapping of a butterfly’s wing has the potential to create a disturbance that in the chaotic motion of the atmosphere will become amplified. This chaotic motion, in turn, changes the large scale atmospheric motion, causing long term behaviour that is impossible to predict.

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7 thoughts on “About this blog

  1. Pong2 says:

    Do you know you can influence someone just by doing virtually nothing. Try looking up at the sky in the middle of a busy street. Take note how many follow suit just after a few seconds 😀

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