Given the information in the passage, Sommerer and Ott are most likely to agree with which one of the following?

Shiyi on May 19, 2019

Why is B incorrect?

How can we know the chaotic system in answer B refers to "chaos", not the system in Sommerer and Ott's model?

1 Reply

Shunhe on January 11 at 04:34AM

Hi @Shiyi-Zhang,

Thanks for the question! In this passage and its questions, the word "chaotic" is used in a technical sense, not in a colloquial sense. Thus, if we describe a system as "chaotic," we're talking about "chaos" as defined in lines 43-46, and not Sommerer and Ott's model, which is expressly contrasted with the chaotic system. In general, when we have passages like this, be careful to not impute your normal understanding of words on words that the passages explicitly define and use differently. Hope this helps! Feel free to ask any other questions that you might have.