Research on Chaos Theory and Chaos in Medical Practice ()

Tongxing Li^{1}, Yuhan Li^{2*}, Shenglei Dongye^{3}

^{1}School of Mathematics and Statistics, Taishan University, Tai’an, China.

^{2}Neonatal Surgery, Jinan Municipal Children’s Hospital, Jinan, China.

^{3}School Infirmary, Taishan University, Tai’an, China.

**DOI: **10.4236/oalib.1111363
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With the development of science and technology, the application of chaos theory in various fields is increasingly receiving attention. Especially in the medical field, chaos theory provides new theories and methods for disease prediction, diagnosis, treatment, and other aspects. This article first briefly reviews the development of chaos theory, followed by a comparative study of the numerical solutions of the Lorentz model. Finally, the article focuses on the practical application of chaos theory in medical practice, looks forward to the future development trend of chaos theory in the medical field, and emphasizes the enormous potential of chaos theory in personalized medicine, precision treatment, and other fields.

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Chaos Theory, Lorentz Model, Matlab, Medical Practice, Interdisciplinary

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Li, T. , Li, Y. and Dongye, S. (2024) Research on Chaos Theory and Chaos in Medical Practice. *Open Access Library Journal*, **11**, 1-8. doi: 10.4236/oalib.1111363.

1. Introduction

In the 1960s, American scientist Edward Norton Lorenz discovered the phenomenon of chaos while studying meteorological systems. He revealed the existence of chaotic phenomena in dynamic systems through a simple meteorological model. Lorenz’s research achievements laid the foundation for chaos theory. In the 1970s, Belgian scientist Ilya Prigogine proposed the Dissipative Structure Theory, which further promoted the development of chaos theory. He found that chaos is a common phenomenon in systems far from equilibrium. This theory provides new ideas for studying the stability of complex systems. With the in-depth study of chaos theory, scientists have begun to explore how to control and utilize chaotic phenomena. In the 1980s, American scientists such as David Lohne proposed the concept of Chaos Control, which regulates the state of chaotic systems through external disturbances. Meanwhile, the phenomenon of Chaos synchronization has also attracted the attention of researchers, which means that two systems with the same dynamic equations can achieve state synchronization under specific conditions [1] .

With the continuous development of chaos theory, people have begun to apply it to the field of biomedical science. In the 1990s, researchers discovered the presence of chaos in biomedical signals such as electrocardiograms and electroencephalograms. By studying the chaotic characteristics of these signals, we can better understand the inherent laws of life systems. In recent years, chaos theory has also achieved significant results in the field of drug design. By studying the chaotic characteristics of drug molecular dynamics systems, the biological activity, toxicity, and side effects of drug molecules can be predicted. This provides new ideas and methods for drug development [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] .

In this paper, we study the equations of the State of the famous hyperboloid model and investigate the parameters of chaos by solving the numerical solutions. Therefore, we have a better understanding of the properties of the solution of the equation. This paper analyzes the application of chaos theory in the field of medical care, and the study of chaos theory can provide a solid foundation for its wide application.

2. Lorentz Model

Chaos theory and the Lorentz model are closely related. Chaos theory studies the unpredictable behavior of deterministic systems under certain conditions, while the Lorentz model is a typical deterministic system that can be used to describe chaotic phenomena.

The Lorentz model is a mathematical model that describes chaotic phenomena in the atmosphere and other fluids. Its state equation consists of three nonlinear differential equations, which describe the evolution of fluid velocity, density, and temperature, respectively. These three equations exhibit highly sensitive initial conditions under certain conditions, making the long-term behavior of the system unpredictable, which is a characteristic of chaotic phenomena.

In the Lorentz model, small changes in initial conditions can lead to significant differences in system states, which is known as the “butterfly effect”. This phenomenon is of great significance in practical applications, such as meteorological forecasting, stock market analysis, and ecosystem research. By studying the Lorentz model, scientists can better understand chaotic phenomena and attempt to predict their performance in different fields. The Lorentz model is a mathematical model used to describe chaotic phenomena in the atmosphere and other fluids, and its state equation consists of three nonlinear differential equations. The numerical solutions of the Lorentz model are of great significance in multiple fields. Chaos phenomenon refers to the extremely complex and unpredictable evolutionary behavior of the system in certain deterministic nonlinear systems. The Lorentz model is a classic example of studying chaotic phenomena, which can be intuitively demonstrated through numerical solutions. Therefore, the numerical solution of the Lorentz model is of great significance in theoretical research and practical applications, which helps us understand and utilize chaotic phenomena.

We study the state equation of the following famous Lorentz model

$\{\begin{array}{l}{{x}^{\prime}}_{1}\left(t\right)=-\beta {x}_{1}\left(t\right)+{x}_{2}\left(t\right){x}_{3}\left(t\right),\\ {{x}^{\prime}}_{2}\left(t\right)=-\rho {x}_{2}\left(t\right)+\rho {x}_{3}\left(t\right),\\ {{x}^{\prime}}_{3}\left(t\right)=-{x}_{1}\left(t\right){x}_{2}\left(t\right)+\sigma {x}_{2}\left(t\right)-{x}_{3}\left(t\right),\end{array}$ (1)

Based on the classical Lorentz system, the parameter range when chaos appears, without losing generality, let the parameters be $\beta =\frac{10}{3},4,\frac{14}{3},\frac{16}{3},6$ , $\rho =10$ , $\sigma =28$ . Assuming the initial value is ${x}_{1}\left(0\right)={x}_{2}\left(0\right)={x}_{3}\left(0\right)$ This equation is a nonlinear differential equation, so there is no analytical solution and

can only be solved using numerical methods [7] . You can use Matlab to write an anonymous function to describe the dynamic model of the system, call ODE45 function to immediately solve the numerical solution of the equation, and use Matlab language to visually display the results. The ODE45 function in Matlab was used to solve the hyperboloid model. Plot and Plot3 functions are used to plot the time response graph and phase space three-dimensional graph of state variables. In the following simulation results, for the given values $\beta ,\rho ,\sigma $ , the time response diagrams and three-dimensional phase space diagrams of the state variables under five parameter values are drawn.

For Figure 1(a) and Figure 1(b), over time, it can be seen that the orbits that were originally very close quickly separate, and the last two orbits become

Figure 1. (a) Time response diagram of State variables; (b) Three-dimensional diagram of phase space.

completely unrelated; This is the intuitive manifestation of the sensitivity of dynamic systems to initial values; Therefore, we say that this state of the system is chaotic. The Lorentz equation has the characteristic of chaos, which is very sensitive to initial values. Even very small initial state differences can amplify over time, leading to significant differences in the final state. This is a double plot in three-dimensional space, where the trajectory appears to be circling around two center points, but it is not truly circling because although they are confined within the boundaries of the wings, they never intersect with themselves. This means that the state of the system never repeats and is non-periodic. That is to say, the solution of this system with definite coefficients, definite equations, and definite initial values is a complex structure that appears to be a regular and ordered two-winged butterfly shape on the surface and overall but contains disordered and random chaotic processes on the inside. For Figures 2-5, the time response graph of state variables tends to stabilize. Through the three-dimensional

Figure 2. (a) Time response diagram of State variables; (b) Three-dimensional diagram of phase space.

Figure 3. (a) Time response diagram of State variables; (b) Three-dimensional diagram of phase space.

Figure 4. (a) Time response diagram of State variables; (b) Three-dimensional diagram of phase space.

Figure 5. (a) Time response diagram of State variables; (b) Three-dimensional diagram of phase space.

diagram of phase space, it can be seen that there are obvious Lorentz attractors present in the trajectory of the phase, which are a set of states in which the system tends to evolve. The phase space exhibits stable limit cycles.

3. Application of Chaos Theory in Medical Practice

Chaos theory can be used to analyze biological signals, such as electrocardiograms, electroencephalograms, etc. By studying the chaotic characteristics of these signals, we can better understand the physiological status of patients and provide a basis for diagnosis and treatment. In addition, chaos theory can also be used to analyze biological sequences, such as gene sequences, which helps to study phenomena such as biological evolution and social behavior. By studying the interactions and kinetic behavior between drug molecules, the efficacy and side effects of drugs can be predicted. In addition, chaos theory can also be used to optimize drug dosage and administration plans for personalized treatment. Research has shown that chaotic neural networks have better learning and memory abilities and can be used to solve complex problems. In addition, chaos theory can also be used to construct artificial intelligence models, such as chaotic optimization algorithms, chaotic neural networks, etc., to improve the accuracy of prediction and decision-making. Chaos technology can be used for tasks such as image denoising, edge detection, and feature extraction, thereby improving the quality and diagnostic accuracy of medical images [8] [9] [10] [11] . By studying the chaotic characteristics of these signals, we can better understand the physiological status of patients and provide a basis for diagnosis and treatment.

In addition, chaos theory can also be used for predicting and segmenting lesion sites, providing guidance for clinical diagnosis and treatment. Chaos theory can be used to construct mathematical models of physiological systems, such as the heart system, respiratory system, etc. By studying the dynamic behavior of these models, we can better understand the functions and pathological mechanisms of the physiological system, providing the theoretical basis for medical research and clinical treatment. By analyzing the physiological indicators and medical history data of patients, a disease prediction model can be constructed to achieve early warning and personalized treatment. In terms of diagnosis, chaos theory can be used to analyze pathological signals, such as oncogene expression profiles, in order to improve the accuracy of diagnosis. By studying the chaotic behavior of gene expression, the network structure of gene regulation can be revealed, providing theoretical basis for gene therapy and biotechnology.

With the accumulation of medical big data and the improvement of computing power, chaos theory can be applied to the field of personalized healthcare. By analyzing patient data, doctors can better understand the physiological status of patients and develop more accurate treatment plans for each patient. Chaos theory can help doctors identify nonlinear features in disease progression, thus achieving personalized diagnosis and treatment. By studying the interactions between drugs and biological systems, chaos theory can guide scientists in designing more effective drugs with fewer side effects. In addition, chaos theory can also be used to predict the dynamic behavior of drugs in vivo, providing a basis for clinical medication.

By analyzing the nonlinear characteristics of medical images, chaos theory can assist doctors in diagnosing diseases more accurately and improve their early detection ability of lesions. Meanwhile, chaos theory can also be used for image segmentation and target recognition, providing technical support for automated medical image analysis. By analyzing the nonlinear dynamic characteristics of physiological processes, it is possible to better simulate and predict human physiological functions. This type of model helps doctors understand the pathogenesis of diseases and provides theoretical basis for the development of treatment plans.

There are still some problems and limitations in the application of chaos theory in medical practice. Although chaos theory has been developed for decades, its application in the medical field is still in the exploratory stage. The understanding of many physiological processes and disease mechanisms is not deep enough, and the theoretical system is not yet fully mature. The data involved in medical research often has complexity and uncertainty, making it difficult to obtain high-quality data. This limits the accuracy and reliability of chaos theory in medical applications. The study of chaos theory requires a large amount of computing resources and time, which may be a limiting factor for researchers and medical institutions in the medical field. Insufficient computing power may lead to slow research progress and affect the application of chaos theory in medical practice.

How to better integrate chaos theory into medical practice and improve its application in disease diagnosis, treatment, and prevention is an important issue currently faced. When applying chaos theory in medical practice, it may involve the collection, analysis, and processing of patient data. How to ensure that patient privacy is not violated and how to conduct relevant research within an ethical framework are urgent issues that need to be addressed. The application of chaos theory in the medical field involves the intersection of multiple disciplines, such as mathematics, physics, bioinformatics, etc. The current interdisciplinary cooperation is not yet close enough, which limits the application of chaos theory in medical practice. How to improve the understanding and application ability of chaos theory among medical practitioners is the key to promoting the application of chaos theory in medical practice.

4. Conclusion

The application of chaos theory in medical practice is of great significance, which helps to improve the accuracy of disease diagnosis and treatment, reveal disease mechanisms, optimize medical resource allocation, promote the development of medical research, promote interdisciplinary cooperation, and achieve sustainable development of human health. With the continuous development and improvement of chaos theory, its application prospects in the medical field will be even broader.

Acknowledgements

The authors would like to thank the associate editor and the reviewers for their constructive comments and suggestions which improved the quality of the paper.

Conflicts of Interest

The authors declare no conflicts of interest.

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