Named after
Edward Lorenz, the
Lorenz attractor is an example of a
strange attractor showing
chaotic motion from a simple three-dimensional model of atmospheric
convection.
The system is most commonly expressed as 3 coupled non-linear differential equations:
- dx/dt = a (y - x),
- dy/dt = x (b - z) - y, and
- dz/dt = xy - c z,
where a = 10, b = 28, c = 8 / 3.
- - Plot of the Lorenz attractor
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