Strange Attractor


A Strange Attractor is a geometrical shape in phase space that represents the limited region of phase space ultimately occupied by all trajectories of a dynamical system.

Strange Attractors have a orderly appearance. Their limited extent implies that the system is not simply exhibiting random behavior.

Strange attractors are shapes with fractional dimension; they are fractals.






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The Exploratorium, 1996

Strange Attractor

Strange Attractor


A Strange Attractor is a geometrical shape in phase space that represents the limited region of phase space ultimately occupied by all trajectories of a dynamical system.

Strange Attractors have a orderly appearance. Their limited extent implies that the system is not simply exhibiting random behavior.

Strange attractors are shapes with fractional dimension; they are fractals.






Exhibits || Lexicon || Timeline

The Exploratorium, 1996