Chaos, or the chaotic phenomenon, has received significant attention in the last two decades from medical researchers and engineers alike, each utilising this exciting and ubiquitous mathematical technique to provide new insight into their respective fields, with no limit on what that application may be.
Mathematical physiology is the domain of human chaos, and it is here where it has the most significant relevance to our physical self and the modelling thereof. This thesis investigates the extent to which chaos theory is being incorporated in human physiological research and the methods in which it is being used. It’s beginnings and its current state.
Also, a mathematical model of the human excitable cell membrane adapted from the Nobel-prize winning Hodgkin-Huxley model (1952) is programmed and is shown to display an accurate portrayal of the actual and hence, verifies that chaos is present within this human system.