|Jun29-11, 11:37 AM||#1|
I once came across a Wikipedia page describing a system where
I once came across a Wikipedia page describing a system where indifferent of the initial starting position, at some final time t=T the system would always reach the same equilibrium position.
Does anyone know what the name of such a system is?
I recall there was an animation of 4 balls each starting at different heights on the same ramp at t=0 and at t=T the balls were always at the same height on the ramp.
|Jun30-11, 05:45 AM||#2|
I think that's an attractor …
|Jun30-11, 12:52 PM||#3|
It would have to be an attractor with some kind of damping, otherwise you would get oscillatory motion around the equilibrium point. You could also call it a potential minimum
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