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saddle point

A saddle point refers to a point in the phase space of a system that attracts the trajectory of a system when it originates from some directions, and repels the trajectory of a system when it originates from other directions. The name is derived from its resemblance to an equestrian saddle when the phase space is visualized in three-dimensional space.


Topics
Dynamical Systems, Physics
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