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Descriptor English: Nonlinear Dynamics
Descriptor Spanish: Dinámicas no Lineales
Descriptor Portuguese: Dinâmica não Linear
Descriptor French: Dynamique non linéaire
Entry term(s): Chaos Theories
Chaos Theory
Dynamics, Non-linear
Dynamics, Nonlinear
Model, Non-linear
Model, Nonlinear
Models, Non-linear
Models, Nonlinear
Non linear Dynamics
Non linear Models
Non-linear Dynamic
Non-linear Dynamics
Non-linear Model
Non-linear Models
Nonlinear Dynamic
Nonlinear Model
Nonlinear Models
Theories, Chaos
Theory, Chaos
Tree number(s): E05.599.850
H01.548.675
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D017711
Scope note: The study of systems which respond disproportionately (nonlinearly) to initial conditions or perturbing stimuli. Nonlinear systems may exhibit "chaos" which is classically characterized as sensitive dependence on initial conditions. Chaotic systems, while distinguished from more ordered periodic systems, are not random. When their behavior over time is appropriately displayed (in "phase space"), constraints are evident which are described by "strange attractors". Phase space representations of chaotic systems, or strange attractors, usually reveal fractal (FRACTALS) self-similarity across time scales. Natural, including biological, systems often display nonlinear dynamics and chaos.
Annotation: a math principle applied to theoret models
Allowable Qualifiers: HI history
Previous Indexing: Mathematics (1974-1993)
Models, Biological (1970-1993)
Public MeSH Note: 94
History Note: 94
Related: Fractals MeSH
DeCS ID: 31243
Unique ID: D017711
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Date Established: 1994/01/01
Date of Entry: 1992/12/28
Revision Date: 2008/07/08
Nonlinear Dynamics - Preferred
Concept UI M0026779
Scope note The study of systems which respond disproportionately (nonlinearly) to initial conditions or perturbing stimuli. Nonlinear systems may exhibit "chaos" which is classically characterized as sensitive dependence on initial conditions. Chaotic systems, while distinguished from more ordered periodic systems, are not random. When their behavior over time is appropriately displayed (in "phase space"), constraints are evident which are described by "strange attractors". Phase space representations of chaotic systems, or strange attractors, usually reveal fractal (FRACTALS) self-similarity across time scales. Natural, including biological, systems often display nonlinear dynamics and chaos.
Preferred term Nonlinear Dynamics
Entry term(s) Dynamics, Non-linear
Dynamics, Nonlinear
Non linear Dynamics
Non-linear Dynamic
Non-linear Dynamics
Nonlinear Dynamic
Models, Nonlinear - Narrower
Concept UI M0026778
Preferred term Models, Nonlinear
Entry term(s) Model, Non-linear
Model, Nonlinear
Models, Non-linear
Non linear Models
Non-linear Model
Non-linear Models
Nonlinear Model
Nonlinear Models
Chaos Theory - Narrower
Concept UI M0026777
Preferred term Chaos Theory
Entry term(s) Chaos Theories
Theories, Chaos
Theory, Chaos



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