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Explain the history of the Butterfly Effect. How was it discovered by Edward Lorenz? What is the Butterfly Effect? Why was its discovery important to the up and coming science of weather forecasting? How is weather forecasting different today than it was in the 1960s.

Gleick often refers to the work of Galileo and Newton. How were the theories of these two famous scientists used in the search for chaos? What contributions did each make that helped modern day scientists?

Why do you think Mandelbrot was shunned by his colleagues as well as the science community in general? Why were mathematicians and scientists ready to accept Mandelbrot's fractal concept while still denying him the credit due?

Discuss the basic concept of chaos and how it was recorded in the natural world. Why was it important to understand its presence?

Explain how the use of...

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