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A strange attractor in the form of a two-lobed figure formed by a trajectory which spirals around the two lobes, passing randomly between them.
‘The attractors, known as Lorenz attractors, split the stress of the motion in two directions.’
‘As with other chaotic systems, the Lorenz attractor is very sensitive to these initial conditions.’
‘The Lorenz attractor is a set of differential equations which are popular in the field of Chaos.’
‘Then she could choose a second starting point only slightly different from the first to produce a new ‘trajectory ‘, or sequence of points, making up the Lorenz attractor.’’
‘The Lorenz attractor (as it is called today) turned out to be a prototype for chaos in other dynamical systems.’
Origin
1970s: named after Edward N. Lorenz (1917–2008), American meteorologist.