stable manifold

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stable manifold

A mathematical term for the set of all points in phase space which are attracted to a fixed point or other invariant orbit in positive time.
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In his text, the artist plots an unstable set of possible functions for his works (they might be still lifes, backdrops, or mise-en-scenes).
on foreign oil and the increasingly unstable set of OPEC leaders who have the power to influence the supply and subsequent price of oil make traditional monetary and fiscal tools more difficult to evaluate.
So begins a story that involves bribery, betrayal, and blackmail as the four characters, later joined by others, attempt to negotiate this inherently unstable set of relationships.