# attractor

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## Synonyms for attractor

### a characteristic that provides pleasure and attracts

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Using phase-type distribution results for Markov chains , we obtain an explicit formula for calculating the expected event rate [[lambda].sub.Y] to reach the absorbing state Y, given the initial probability row vector [pi] for the transient states [mathematical expression not reproducible], as
As seen in the figure, the system has an absorbing state as an output, and thus this is the discrete case.
R is (n - r) x r matrix denoting the probabilities of transitions from the absorbing states to transient states.
In the HMF setting, under PI dynamics, when [epsilon] = 0 the final state for the population is the absorbing state with a density of cooperators [rho] = 0 (full defection) except if the initial state is full cooperation.
4.3 Expected time [T.sub.w] from S(1, 0) to absorbing state S(w, w)
Inactivity has become a much less absorbing state since the beginning of the Danish labour market reforms in 1994.
The example is shown below using standard Markov chain notation, for a Markov chain with a source term (recruits) and an absorbing state (leavers):
Thus, beginning with a single index case (person 1 without loss of generality), the system undergoes stochastic transitions until it reaches an absorbing state. Figure 2 provides an example of one such trajectory.
The sales model advanced below has both transient states (states that can be both entered and exited) and absorbing states (states that can be entered but not exited).
Both of these states are called absorbing states. The other states are called transient states, because they may either be entered or exited.
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