Chaos Theory

(redirected from Chaotic behavior)
Also found in: Dictionary, Medical, Encyclopedia.

Chaos Theory

A theory stating that seemingly unrelated events affect each other in a predictable, mathematical way. In investing, chaos theory is used to predict future stock prices using information that does not seem to affect prices directly, such as trading volume and trader sentiment. Computing these factors using chaos theory is as complex as it is controversial.
References in periodicals archive ?
We shall calculate certain eigenmodes in the unit cell to observe some traces of the chaotic behavior of our system.
Furthermore, several findings supporting chaotic behavior within different economic indexes have been reported (i.
Metastable chaos: the transition to sustained chaotic behavior in the Lorenz model.
1991, "The Chaotic Behavior of Foreign Exchange Rates," American Economist, 35, 16-24.
2002) resuming two original non-linear complex models of both types of bearings, studying their dynamical behavior, finding some values of critical damping coefficient and some zones of chaotic behavior.
The band's extensive touring and generally chaotic behavior have taken their toll though, fracturing the band for about a year.
This is an important result since most previous research has failed to report evidence of chaotic behavior in the time series of stock returns.
This in turn implies the potential for chaotic behavior, which is a natural, normal, and often vexing attribute of nonlinear processes.
Lacking convergence of the GP correlation dimension estimates to a single value, one is unable to provide indisputable evidence of the existence of a chaotic attractor, and hence chaotic behavior in the examined series.
The human brain generates its own system of chaotic behavior.
underlie what appears to be complex or chaotic behavior.
We conjecture that this unpredictability can be portrayed by the chaotic behavior of non-linear systems known in the natural sciences.