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strange attractor

[′strānj ə′trak·tər]
(physics)
A geometrical object in phase space with a fractal structure toward which the trajectory followed by a chaotic system converges in the course of time.
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Meanwhile, even though self-organisation, strange attractors and emergence were manifested in the crisis, the situation would have been improved upon if the destination had been operating as a complex adaptive system on the edge of chaos, as it would have provided the environment for organisations and enterprises to form a collaborative and coordinated response guided by a common sense of purpose.
Julia set, corresponding to the strange attractor, has no connected structure (1975-1981);
A pair of loops within one of the lemniscate dream drawings was curious: might the pattern of a strange attractor in spacetime initiate the magnetism by means of some hidden gravitational force?
Their model graphically demonstrates the strange attractor as two connected circles rotating together.
The strange attractor indicates the inherent regularity of the chaos, which is an important way to portray the chaos.
If the number of labelled points is halved at the beginning, half as many will be present at some future time, although the strange attractor will continue to be visible as long as the marks are sufficient to demarcate the general trajectories of the orbits.
The counseling practitioner can enter into the microsystem and become a strange attractor who seeks to reframe the monster as an invaluable growth opportunity.
A strange attractor exists within a fractal dimension, and, like the dynamic of the attractor, the overall narrative trajectory of Mrs.
Just as the butterfly is the metaphoric strange attractor in weather systems so there are strange attractors that influence each person's career.
Because payoffs in the eFG are not as readily apparent and the rules are generally more complex than in the SFG, these strange attractors affect the players' willingness to adhere to previously stated rules and therefore decrease the overall stability of the game.
The continued energy flux that produced the degenerative chaos begins to become organized by what are called strange attractors into the emerging new patterns.