The Azimuth Project
Nonlinear science (Rev #5)

Contents

Idea

Too have a springboard to this increasingly growing field, which currently encompasses Chaos theory, fractals and multifractal system, Complex adaptive systems, Patterns and how they are formed, Solitons,Cellular Automata (CA) and self-prganization to mention the major subfields.

Many of these areas have arised from questions in dynamics of earth and its atmosphere like three-body collisions which is what got Poincare’ to spin-off topology, and later physics researcher n-body simulations. Lorenz who found strange attractors in the weather models he used and Mandelbrot who finds fractals in many places in natural and anthropogenic phenomena.You know you are dealing with a nonlinear system if the output is not proportional to the input data.

Details of the subtopics and their use in environmental science and physics

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