periodic attractor

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pe·ri·od·ic attractor

n. Mathematics
In the phase space of a dynamical system, an attractor consisting of two or more points between which periodic motion occurs. Also called limit-cycle.
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in] decreases, the attractor "annulus" loses its stability and the phase trajectory is attracted to the periodic attractor consisting of two points (see Figure 3.
All attractors are of the tip kind so each of them has not only periodic attractors, but also chaotic attractors as well.

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