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Is it sufficient to consider a small part of a system (without potential energy sources which can be released) to determine if it's chaotic?

The world around us abounds with chaotic systems: dripping taps (when a certain dripping rate is reached the dripping becomes irregular, which can be seen in this old but very entertaining video, ...
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Ain't “the straw that brakes the camel's back” an example of a critical phenomenon, instead of chaotic behavior?

In this old but very interesting video (the part where they show two concentric cylinders, Couette cells, in which the visible liquid shows very strange behavior if the velocity with which the ...
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Understanding this metaphor involving e-mails, chaos and phase transitions [closed]

I asked this question on the English Stack Exchange and people advised to try get the answer here. I can’t get the idea of metaphor in the last sentence of the following quote: Instead, email ...
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Self-organized criticality and the butterfly effect

We know that in a critical system and for self-organized criticality we have long range interactions due to power-law decay of correlation. Is this fact equivalent to the butterfly effect?