Definition of Lorenz attractor in English:

Lorenz attractor

Line breaks: Lor¦enz at|tract¦or

noun

Mathematics
A strange attractor in the form of a two-lobed figure formed by a trajectory which spirals around the two lobes, passing randomly between them.
More example sentences
  • Then she could choose a second starting point only slightly different from the first to produce a new ‘trajectory ‘, or sequence of points, making up the Lorenz attractor.’
  • The Lorenz attractor (as it is called today) turned out to be a prototype for chaos in other dynamical systems.
  • As with other chaotic systems, the Lorenz attractor is very sensitive to these initial conditions.

Origin

1970s: named after Edward N. Lorenz (1917–2008), American meteorologist.

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