What is a chaotic attractor?

Clark Robinson*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Devaney gave a mathematical definition of the term chaos, which had earlier been introduced by Yorke. We discuss issues involved in choosing the properties that characterize chaos. We also discuss how this term can be combined with the definition of an attractor.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)227-236
Number of pages10
JournalQualitative Theory of Dynamical Systems
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2009


  • Attractor
  • Chaos

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Discrete Mathematics and Combinatorics
  • Applied Mathematics


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