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fixed-point attractor




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.


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