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- Enough of a background in analysis and topology to know what a metric space is.
- A sense of humor.

## Contents

- Some Philosophy and Definitions
- Continuous Chaotic Functions Are Sensitive
- Okay, But What Does Any of This Have to Do with Real Life?

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