# Difference between revisions of "Strange Attractors"

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− | [[Image:Lorenz-attractor-render-1-small.jpg|200px|right|thumb|The Lorenz Attractor]] | + | [[Image:Lorenz-attractor-render-1-small.jpg|200px|right|thumb|The Lorenz Attractor]]A '''strange attractor''' is an infinite-point [[Field:Dynamic Systems#Jump3|attractor]] with [[Fractal Dimension|non-integer dimension]]. The trajectory of a system characterized by a strange attractor never repeats itself, but still stays within a bounded region of [[Field:Dynamic Systems#Jump2|state space]]. Strange attractors are a type of [[Field:Fractals|fractal]], exhibiting self-similarity on all scales. |

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Examples of strange attractors include the [[Henon Attractor| Hénon attractor]], Rössler attractor, [[Lorenz Attractor]], Tamari attractor. | Examples of strange attractors include the [[Henon Attractor| Hénon attractor]], Rössler attractor, [[Lorenz Attractor]], Tamari attractor. | ||

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## Revision as of 14:11, 5 June 2012

A **strange attractor** is an infinite-point attractor with non-integer dimension. The trajectory of a system characterized by a strange attractor never repeats itself, but still stays within a bounded region of state space. Strange attractors are a type of fractal, exhibiting self-similarity on all scales.

Examples of strange attractors include the Hénon attractor, Rössler attractor, Lorenz Attractor, Tamari attractor.