## fixed-point attractorA fixed-point attractor is an attractor that is represented by a particular point in phase space, sometimes called an equilibrium point. As a point it corresponds
to a very limited range of possible behaviors of the system. For example,
in the case of a pendulum, the fixed-point attractor represents the pendulum
when the bob is at rest. This state of rest attracts the system because
of gravity and friction. ## Related category• CHAOS, COMPLEXITY, AND DYNAMICAL SYSTEMS | |||||

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