Friday, December 16, 2011

The Butterfly Effect

Sometimes you may have heard about the "Chaos Theory" which uses in study areas such as Physics, Economics, Meteorology etc.. this theory more to the nonlinear dynamic systems which highly sensitive to the initial conditions.  If there are small differences in initial conditions will yield widely diverging outcomes for chaotic systems. This effect is called "Butterfly Effect", I found the proper definition of "butterfly effect" in Wikipedia as follows.
"The sensitive dependence on initial conditions; where a small change at one place in a nonlinear system can result in large differences to a later state."
Chaos Theory has been said that something as small as the flutter of a butterfly's wing can ultimately cause a typhoon halfway around the world.

This "Chaos Theory" condition discovered by the physicist Henri Poincare in the early 20th century. This  latter idea is known as sensitive dependence on initial conditions , a circumstance discovered by Edward Lorenz (who is generally credited as the first experimenter in the area of chaos) in the early 1960s.

Even though these theories were used in educational areas, I feel that the concept can be applied even to our real life, if we consider our lives as nonlinear dynamic objects. If we take an example: from our birth to the death, we are meeting up different types of people at different kinds of situations. The way we treat them initially and the initial situation of the relationship between the other  person and us always reflects  the end result of the relationship. It does not matter what kind of relationship that we have. It may be a business-to-business, love, employer-employee, friendship or any relationship, but effect applies everywhere.

If we take another example, Any kind of relationship depends on the "Trust" of each other. If someone tries to lie or cheat initially, it will affect to the final result of the engagement. Sometimes it will be a disaster.


Reference:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chaos_theory
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Butterfly_effect
http://whatis.techtarget.com/definition/0,,sid9_gci759332,00.html
http://www.lifeslittlemysteries.com/butterfly-effect-weather-prediction-2234/