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ERIC Number: ED421340
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Apr
Pages: 25
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Analysis of Discovery of Chaos: Social and Cognitive Aspects.
Kim, J. B.
The purpose of this study was to examine Edward Lorenz's psychological processes and other environmental aspects in the discovery of chaos at that time. The general concept of chaos is discussed based on relations with previous scientific theories such as Newtonian physics and quantum mechanics. The constraints of discovery in terms of available technology at the time of discovery are explained. The following general arguments are made in this paper: (1) the idea of chaos is discovered utilizing the computer and it is hard to investigate without computer technology; (2) Lorenz's accumulated beliefs (knowledge) create a perceptual problem space which is a path toward the discovery of chaos; (3) knowledge can be a tool to guide discovery; (4) the approval of the discovery is a generalized and abstract process; and (5) visual representations give a general picture of the effects of chaos simulation. (Contains 36 references.) (DDR)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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