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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The whole space is divided into two sections: the stable space and the unstable space. Under the surface, traffic flow is in the stable state, while the volume above the surface corresponds to the unstable state.
The episode also features some of the major hallmarks of dream worlds: metamorphosis, exaggerated forms, forced perspective, a guiding subconscious, unpredictable objects, and unstable space and time.
Smelted and cast, it also engages with the block but uses the language of architecture to interpret the male human body as an unstable space made up of individual cells fused and propped together."
Ultimately, Lamarat has little choice in the matter, since all the churches are becoming mosques in the country that the family back home in Morocco stubbornly refers to as "Allemagne." Holland, as this misnomer suggests, is a provisional and unstable space for the Moroccan immigrant.
Diffident brushwork, unstable space, and a dull and monochromatic command of color serve to defuse Wadsworth's intentions, mercilessly charting the distance between her efforts and the stature of her prototypes.
La borra del cafe opens in Montevideo, where in a somewhat nostalgic voice the narrator, Claudio, immediately defines the unstable space that formed his conception of his world: "Mi familia siempre se estaba mudando." However, the constant changes and disorientations did not, as one might expect, instill profound angst or alienation.
I put these fleeting conditions to work in the studio, where I combine and rework elements from the gleaning process with paint, creating complex compositions that feature unstable spaces from multiple viewpoints.