attractor

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Synonyms for attractor

an entertainer who attracts large audiences

(physics) a point in the ideal multidimensional phase space that is used to describe a system toward which the system tends to evolve regardless of the starting conditions of the system

a characteristic that provides pleasure and attracts

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The repeller is also a separatrix, which is the point that separates the two basins of attraction associated with the two attractors.
Two separate strange attractors exist in two basins of attraction [ILLUSTRATION FOR FIGURE 8A OMITTED].
Noy-Meir's well-known analysis of herbivory (Noy-Meir 1975) is an excellent example of alternative basins of attraction and provides a potential example of the operation of basin boundary collisions.
Changing the parameter a shifts the boundaries and ruffles the basins of attraction.
Photo: The boundary between two basins of attraction (one red, theother green) for the equation (Z2 - 1)(Z2 - 4) can be extraordinarily complicated.