strange attractor

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A plot of Lorenz's strange attractor for values ρ=28, σ = 10, β = 8/3

Etymology[edit]

The term was coined by David Ruelle and Floris Takens.

Noun[edit]

strange attractor (plural strange attractors)

  1. (mathematics) An attractor that has non-integer dimension or whose dynamics on it are chaotic.

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