# Lyapunov time

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Lyapunov time

In mathematics, the Lyapunov time is the length of time for a dynamical system to become chaotic. The Lyapunov time reflects the limits of the predictability of the system. By convention, it is measured as the time for nearby trajectories of the system to diverge by "e".

It is named after Aleksandr Lyapunov.

ee also

* Lyapunov exponent

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