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Nonlinear Dynamics MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Nonlinear Dynamics
Tree Number(s)
E05.599.850
H01.548.675
Unique ID
D017711
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D017711
Annotation
a math principle applied to theoret models
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.
Entry Term(s)
Chaos Theory
Models, Nonlinear
Non-linear Dynamics
Non-linear Models
Previous Indexing
Mathematics (1974-1993)
Models, Biological (1970-1993)
See Also
Fractals
Public MeSH Note
94
History Note
94
Date Established
1994/01/01
Date of Entry
1992/12/28
Revision Date
2008/07/08

Allowable Qualifiers
Nonlinear Dynamics Preferred
Models, Nonlinear Narrower
Chaos Theory Narrower
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