Definition of strange attractor in English:

strange attractor

Syllabification: strange at·trac·tor


  • An equation or fractal set representing a complex pattern of behavior in a chaotic system.
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    • Smale discovered strange attractors which lead to chaotic dynamical systems.
    • If you're addicted to science books, pick up this short and eminently readable book and enjoy the bizarre tale of fractals and strange attractors.
    • We have a long way to go before we understand the ergodic theory of strange attractors.

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