strange attractor


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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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For example, the theorised resilience to be gained when a destination is situated at the 'edge of chaos' is noticeable by its very absence, as the British tourism industry was exposed as being fragmented and structurally limited; bifurcation occurred in the tourism industry due to the Government's reaction to the agricultural crisis; episodes of cosmology were evident during bifurcation; strange attractors were apparent; and, finally, there was evidence of widespread, independently led self-organisation and emergence.
A comparison of calculations made using the model and the facts of economic history indicates that the attractive fixed point is observed in periods of economic stability, whereas lack of convergence or the existence of a strange attractor corresponds to the periods of changing economic dynamics.
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?
Using the concept and effect of the strange attractor on a complex, dynamical system, counselors use a variety of CTC interventions to facilitate students' understanding of the complex, unpredictable nature of careers and their awareness of the self-organized, emergent patterns (the fractal nature) that inform the process.
The complex dynamics properties of the system are shown by numerical simulations, such as bifurcation diagrams, largest Lyapunov exponents, strange attractors, phase portraits, and sensitive dependence on initial conditions.
In response, the Lorenz system has been studied extensively and mathematicians have concluded that there are no analytic solutions for the domain in which the strange attractor is generated.
The spatial and temporal are intertwined, as in the strange attractor, whose temporal evolution is charted in state space.
33) Perhaps the Council members' confusion over Strange Attractor was because its site specificity was not as obvious, innocuous, or innocent as they were expecting.
One explanation for the seemingly random events of chaotically behaving systems is in strange attractors, which are in themselves mathematical equations developed by pattern-seeking human minds.
Another way of making this circular paradox more evident is to ask the question: "Which is more primary, the strange attractor or the new self?
When a system's dynamics are caught in a strange attractor (deterministic chaos), that system is "bound to be creative.
The strange attractor is the attractor that typically characterizes chaos models.