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Determinate, but Unpredictable

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Because we cannot ever know the initial conditions of groups of objects with perfect precision, the later behavior of complex systems of objects may be almost completely unpredictable, even with the wonderfully successful equations derived from Newtonian mechanics.

The previous statement describes the essence of what theory?

A

Newton's law of universal gravitation

B

chaos theory

C

relativity

D

quantum theory

E

group theory