The butterfly effect: Scientific way and massive situations explained.

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The butterfly effect was invented by Edward Lorenz in 1960. He is an American methodologist and mathematician. This theory says that if the small things at a place can affect a large anywhere in the World. For example, if a butterfly flies somewhere then it may result in a tsunami. Or else the crash of an airplane.

Edward Lorenz Experiment

Edward Lorenz grabbing the information on the weather forecast. He has seen that in the past 2 months, a lot many factors affected the climate. Wind speed, humidity, temperature, and some XYZ factors got affected.

Butterfly, Raft, Fire, Bright, Colors
Formation of butterfly effect

The butterfly effect is the tiny incidents or small incidents can have huge and large effects. For instance, if a butterfly flies in India then setting up a tornado in Texas may happen. So the tiny insignificant choices you make now may result in huge consequences later in your life.

How can we guess the future?

Before 1600, after Issac Newton came up with laws of motion and universal gravitation, everything seems to be predictable. So we can able to say the motion of planets, the moon and all. But we may predict Eclipse in advance.

Time, Clock, Star, Hour, Day, Night

Pierre Simon Laplace a French physicist, made an experiment. He made Laplace’s demon. So This knew everything about the universe. Because the future is already fixed.

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Butterfly effect wave!!

Simple pendulum related to the butterfly effect.

Let us consider a pendulum hanging from a wall. Let’s assume on the x-axis we take the angle of the pendulum. So on the y-axis let’s take velocity. But the origin is fixed and called a fixed-point attractor.  And this dimension is phase space. Because of friction, it may reduce speed and stops. It swings as an inward spiral. But when the pendulum has some energy it mobes back and forth. And this forming a closed loop. But this loop is periodic and can be predicted. Because of periodic this system regularly repeats. So in this experiment, if we define the initial state then the final future can be defined.

Newton'S Pendulum, Spherical Ball Joint

Solving the 3 variable equation

Meteorologists Edward Lorenz making computer stimulation of earth’s atmosphere. He had 12 equations and 12 variables. And the variables include temperature, humid, and all. So the computer can printout 12 rows at a time. And the computers are calculating the problem. And then Lorenz took a break. So suddenly when he returned he was stunned. He noticed that the new run followed the old one for a while and diverged. And also he was confused that his computer has broken. We may think oftentimes. But nothing was done.

Ball, Physics, Swing

Reason for divergence

The reason behind it is printer rounded it to 3 decimal places. Whereas the computer calculated it for 6 decimal places. So just the minute difference in the values changed the entire. So later he simplified it with three variables and 3 values. But same here he faced the divergence problem. Lorenz system says that sensitive dependence on initial conditions.

Unpredictable states.

So he dealt with 3dimensions. So let us pick an initial point and observe it. But actually, it doesn’t move linearly in a single path.
Truth, our universe never repeats the same state. The three points may start at the same point. But at a certain time, it gets, ts diverted from its path. So if the same sheen output is the same. the heaters system is however unpredictable and deterministic. But in practice, we would never know the exact input states. Frankly, even our solar system is unpredictable.

Solar System, Planet, Planetary System
Solar system

Considering an example

Every work successfully leads us. But there are two types. One is the way you think. And the two nature decides for you. An event that has occurred past might influence the present or future. For example, if I am in dark, and wanted light. Then immediately I will switch on the light. Here, light Influenced me. On the other hand, if I get shocked when I am switching on. And this is also the event.

Light Bulb, Idea, Creativity, Socket, Light
Light bulb

World war and the butterfly effect

WW1: Due to WW1 now the entire world is living. Else we may live in some other different way. Suppose if WW1 couldn’t occur, then Hitler may not come. And some crores of people may alive. Many countries may be happier with properties. And to say, few countries developed just because of WW1. There are many reasons for occurring WW1. And the main reason is Austria prince car was stopped. Strangers attacked that car for taking the wrong turn. And frednerd went to visit patients of bombast attack. But his driver forgets a route and took the wrong direction. So Princip a 19-year-old Serbian boy attacked the prince and princess of Austria. So if this wouldn’t take place then world war would be the the the the the the the the bed.

Ww1, Trench, Warfare, One, War, World
World War- 1

Incidents related to the Butterfly effect

A person on the 9/11 incident (twin towers) had to be travel and n a flight. But due to a hangover he did not reach flight. So however he saved his life. But if he didn’t consume alcohol then he may lose his life. Weirdly, one peg can change life :-). And a woman whose flight details were entered wrong. So instead of going on a normal flight, she went on the 9/11 flight. But she couldn’t save her life.

Twin towers


The Butterfly effect is the idea that little causes can have enormous impacts. At first, it was utilized with climate expectation but instead, the term turned into an illustration utilized all through science. We like to figure we can anticipate the future and exercise a level of authority over amazing frameworks, for example, the climate and the economy. However, the butterfly effect shows that we can’t. However, that is the extent that our capacity broadens. We are just setting ourselves up for a fall.

Butterfly Effect, Wave, Wing Beat
Initial butterfly effect

Also Read: Big bang, Blackhole, Hypnotism, Somnath temple, Inflation, Time travel


6 thoughts on “The butterfly effect: Scientific way and massive situations explained.

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  3. Gayathri

    Good one Priya

  4. Cedric Noronha

    Very good post about the butterfly effect. Highly informative. Nicely written. Keep up the good work.

  5. Sravanthi

    Good info priya

  6. Harika

    Nice info priya

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