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Strange Attractor

An attracting set that has zero Measure in the embedding Phase Space and has Fractal dimension. Trajectories within a strange attractor appear to skip around randomly.

See also Correlation Exponent, Fractal


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Grassberger, P. and Procaccia, I. ``Measuring the Strangeness of Strange Attractors.'' Physica D 9, 189-208, 1983a.

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Lauwerier, H. Fractals: Endlessly Repeated Geometric Figures. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, pp. 137-138, 1991.

Sprott, J. C. Strange Attractors: Creating Patterns in Chaos. New York: Henry Holt, 1993.

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