I am currently reading a paper about complexity. The author starts with a brief introduction to chaos. In the paper it's stated that chaos is defined by stretching and folding. The paper goes on to equate a baker crafting a croissant. The visualization of how two starting initial conditions can quickly diverge is clear in the example. I'm curious if this analogy goes further than just baking however. Can we equate the stretching of the dough to time and the folding of the dough to space?
I appreciate any thoughts, and I apologize if direct links and quotes such as this are any type of misstep.
Quoted Source: https://necsi.edu/chaos-complexity-and-entropy