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April 12th, 2019, 11:08 PM  #1 
Senior Member Joined: Feb 2016 From: Australia Posts: 1,838 Thanks: 653 Math Focus: Yet to find out.  Microscopic vs. macroscopic chaos
I often see in the literature a distinction made between microscopic and macroscopic chaos but am yet to find an explanation of the latter. When thinking about microscopic chaos I tend to think we are talking about the local instabilities of particleparticle collisions, for example. For the macroscopic case, are we just talking about the instability of a volume element/subset of phase space? Any references? 
April 12th, 2019, 11:56 PM  #2 
Senior Member Joined: Jun 2015 From: England Posts: 915 Thanks: 271 
Here is one of the original articles describing the difference. https://www.nature.com/articles/29721 
April 13th, 2019, 02:03 AM  #3 
Senior Member Joined: Feb 2016 From: Australia Posts: 1,838 Thanks: 653 Math Focus: Yet to find out. 
Thanks. I did stumble on this but clearly didnâ€™t read attentively.


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