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Attractor

In non-linear dynamic series, an attractor defines the equilibrium level of the system. See: Point Attractor, Limit Cycle, and Strange Attractor.
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Two of these groups are topologically similar and have rare attractors of a tip kind [P1.
If C is negative, then the total number of attractors in the dynamics of C (s) is given by [T.
in] decreases, the attractor "annulus" loses its stability and the phase trajectory is attracted to the periodic attractor consisting of two points (see Figure 3.
Pendulum attractors might be observed in the career behaviors of clients who are torn between two career options.
Individuals whose careers are formed by torus attractors may feel comfortable at times, but the awfulness of the repeated pattern is the illusion of change followed by the recognition of being stuck.
The main effect NUMBER OF ATTRACTORS was encoded with values from one to five based on the number of potential targets in the photograph.
Goldstein asserts that the concept of attractors turns the idea of "resistance to change" completely on its head.
In 1992, Alexander and his colleagues found a theoretical example in which the set of initial conditions, or basin of attraction, leading to one attractor is riddled with points corresponding to initial conditions leading to another outcome.
Following this up we noted a tendency for the older participants, 1, 2, and 3, to produce somewhat smaller attractors, representing less extreme mood fluctuations, than did the younger ones, 4 and 5.
In the context of your discussion of chaotic attractors and openended systems, you said that humans were also part of an open system.
Among the topics are symmetrical multi-petal chaotic attractors in a three-dimensional autonomous system with only one stable equilibrium, catastrophic bifurcation in three-phase voltage-source converters, a chaotic image encryption scheme based on magic cube transformations, the global synchronization of a hyperchaotic system with four wings, and generating multi-scroll attractors from fractal and multi-fractal processes.
Enhanced throughout with full color photography, aspiring fly fishing anglers will learn time-saving tips and material preparation for such lures as caddisflies, mayflies, midges, stoneflies, saltwater flies, streamers, terrestrials, and attractors.