Point Attractor


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Point Attractor

In non-linear dynamics, an attractor where all orbits in phase space are drawn to one point, or value. Essentially, any system which tends to a stable, single valued equilibrium will have a point attractor. A pendulum which is damped by friction will always stop, so its phase space will always be drawn to the point where velocity and position are equal to zero. See: Attractor, Phase Space.
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(b) Coexisting limit cycle and point attractor. (c) Two coexisting limit cycles.
The fuzzy BN model reaches the point attractor in 4th iteration X(4) = [0.4; 0.6; 0.6; 0.6; 0.6; 0.6; 0.4].
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Point attractors: Point attractors pull a person to repeat previous patterns of behavior.
(i) A fixed point attractor: The FCM state vector remains unchanged for successive iterations.
At moderate values of [pi], the system was bounded further away from zero, oscillations were dampened, chaos was eliminated (0.59 [less than equal to] [pi] [less than equal to] 0.77), and the entire system moved into a region with a point attractor (0.65 [less than equal to] [pi] [less than equal to] 0.73).
We note, though, that the more natural, spontaneous, fluid activity of these two systems (i.e., the VOM hearing and mental health law tribunal as ancillary justice apparatuses), embodied by its actors and agents, is quashed by the point attractor. Behavior that would otherwise symbolize the diversity and heterogeneity of the social is displaced by the fixed attractor.
Regimes u(0) Diagrams Point attractor -0.865 and 0.865 Figure 8(a), black A symmetric pair -0.740 Figure 8(a), blue of limit cycles 0.760 Figure 8(a), red A symmetric pair of -0.650 Figure 8(b), blue quasiperiodic limit 0.667 Figure 8(b), red cycles A symmetric pair of -0.635 Figure 8(c), blue chaotic attractors 0.650 Figure 8(c), red A symmetric pair of -0.610 Figure 8(d), blue chaotic attractors 0.630 Figure 8(d), red
Caption: Figure 6: Different types of attractors constructed in 2-dimensional phase space; (a) point attractor, (b) limit cycle, (c) limit torus, and (d) strange attractor (after [29]).
Some careers appear to be formed by point attractors. Individuals with point attractor careers see only one occupation as possible and, often, only one route into that occupation.