On the concept of attractor
Abstract
This note proposes a definition for the concept of “attractor,” based on the probable asymptotic behavior of orbits. The definition is sufficiently broad so that every smooth compact dynamical system has at least one attractor.
 Publication:

Communications in Mathematical Physics
 Pub Date:
 June 1985
 DOI:
 10.1007/BF01212280
 Bibcode:
 1985CMaPh..99..177M