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  • adj. Not integer
  • n. Any number that is not an integer, but especially a real number


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  • Strange attractors also are often characterized as possess noninteger or fractal dimension (though not all strange attractors have such dimensionality).


  • Roughly this means that if we try to apply the same procedure of “filling” the structure formed by the strange attractor with small squares or cubes, in the limit as ε approaches zero the result is noninteger.


  • Whether one is examining a set of nonlinear mathematical equations or analyzing the time series data from an experiment, the presence of self-similarity or noninteger dimension are indications that the chaotic behavior of the system under study is dissipative (nonconservative) rather than Hamiltonian


  • Further review suggests that the complex variable expansion may not be valid for a fraction noninteger, but will check another book at work.

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