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attractor

[ə′trak·tər]
(physics)
A geometrical object toward which the trajectory of a dynamical system, represented by a curve in phase space, converges in the course of time.
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The lesson then moves on to the explanation of attractors; students are asked to identify the attractors that they are currently experiencing.
By building the complete bifurcation diagrams with stable and unstable periodic solutions, we have found different new bifurcation groups with their own rare regular and chaotic attractors.
Analogous to the attractor dimensions increasing over evolutionary time, increases in gamma frequency power can also be demonstrated as one ascends the evolutionary ladder.
1 is that from the results in [7] concerning the number of attractors of Boolean automata circuits updated in parallel, we may derive the number of attractors of each period and in total of any Boolean automata circuit updated with any block-sequential update schedule:
In the second case, after the periodic regime, we observed a situation similar to a Hopf bifurcation which leads to a quasi periodic regime and an occurrence of an attractor consisting of two closed curves in the phase space (see Figure 2.
Attractors are descriptions of the constraints on the functioning of a system.
Complexity concepts of open exchange, networks, phase transitions, fitness peaks, and attractors are interwoven with spiritual concepts of change, balance, energy, community, calling, harmony, and unity.
I explored various such shapes and found that they also related to the Henon and Ueda Attractors (named after their discoverers) (5, 6).
As most gardeners know, hibiscus flowers are high on the list of hummingbird attractors.
A companion piece, Strange Attractors Part II, layered a boxing motif--punching, ducking, bobbing, and weaving--onto the strutting chic of Tanya Sarne's costume design.
And for that outcome we can thank strange attractors, which sometimes galvanize organizations--which is to say, all of us--to achieve greatly.
Sunflower, niger, safflower and millet are popular attractors.