periodic attractor


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periodic attractor

[‚pir·ē‚äd·ik ə′frak·tər]
(physics)
A finite sequence of points in phase space such that certain orbits approach each of them in succession, coming closer on each approach.
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For F > 11.8382, which belongs to the chaotic regime after the periodic attractor has disappeared, the right endpoint of (4) shows large fluctuations: peaks can differ in magnitude by a factor of 10 or larger.
The behaviour is rather stable with F with the exception of F = 12.1 in which case a stable periodic attractor appears amidst the chaotic regime.
The periodic attractor remains stable until F [approximately equal to] 2.717 where it bifurcates through a Neimark-Sacker bifurcation.
The periodic attractor remains stable until F [approximately equal to] 3.639 where it bifurcates through a Neimark-Sacker bifurcation.
If [R.sub.a2] is fixed to [R.sub.a2] = 17.91k[ohm], four disconnected chaotic and periodic attractors (see Figure 14) coexist depending solely on the system's initial states as indicated in Table 2.
Caption: Figure 6: Two-dimensional projections ([x.sub.4]-[x.sub.5]) of four coexisting chaotic and periodic attractors for b = 29.57, [a.sub.0] = [a.sub.2] = [a.sub.3], [a.sub.2] = 7, [a.sub.4] = 5.4433 x [10.sup.-4].
Besides the richness of responses, the coexistence of periodic attractors is observed.
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