many theories that will be recognized in the centuries to come. The chaos theory embodies many conditions of science, such as physics, engineering, economics, philosophy, mathematics, music,
and even psychology. The chaos theory is only beginning. The chaos theory is a theory used in
different categories of science that a seemingly possible phenomena has an underlying meaning.
When was chaos first discovered? Edward Lorenz was the first true experimenter in chaos,
he was a meteorologist. In 1960 Edward Lorenz was working on a weather prediction problem, he
had a computer set up to model the weather with twelve equations. His computer program did not
predict the weather, but theoretically predicted what the weather might be.
In 1961 Edward Lorenz wanted to see a specific sequence again, to save time he began in
the middle of the sequence. He entered his printout number and let it run. An hour later the
sequence had changed differently. The pattern had diverged, ending up being extremely different.
His computer had saved the numbers to a six decimal place, he printed it out for three decimal
places to save paper. The original sequence was 0.506127 he had it as 0.506. Lorenz's experiment: the difference between the starting values of these curves is only .000127. (Ian Stewart, Does God Play Dice? The Mathematics of Chaos, pg. 141)
This is how the butterfly effect became, because of the number of differences of the two
curves starting points was that of a butterfly's wings flapping. Unpredictability is one of the most
important element is a complicated system. Lorenz calls this unpredictability “sensitivity to initial
conditions,” which is also known to be the butterfly effect. This idea means with a non-linear,
complex systems, starting conditions will effect in extremely