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  1. #1 Scientific Theory Query 
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    Hello, I would like to know the name of a theory that suggests that if you recorded the 'ups and downs', so to speak, experienced over the period of a day, then a week, and then a year the single charts would look very similar. It is referenced in Chrightons novel 'jurassic park' so I presume it is factual.

    I am just curious, it is not an urgent matter. Any information would be appreciated.


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    Ups and downs in what?


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    y=sin(x) ?

    I have no idea.
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    I think you are thinking about fractals as part of chaos theory. Fractals are patterns that repeat themselves at smaller and smaller levels. Some chaotic systems can follow fractal looking patterns.

    See here:

    http://www.tnellen.com/alt/chaos.html
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    The heated mind resents the chill touch & relentless scrutiny of logic"-W.E. Gladstone


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    Arthur Koestler remarked that about the incidence of dog bites in Britain.
    A pong by any other name is still a pong. -williampinn
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    the 'ups and downs' are as I understand emotional.
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    This theory's about mood, or statistics?
    A pong by any other name is still a pong. -williampinn
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