phase space

(mathematics)   The 2n-dimensional space consisting of the possible values of (x1, x1., x2, x2., ..., xn, xn.) for a system of n first-order ordinary differential equations (or more generally, Pfaffian forms).

If n=1, the phase space is known as a phase plane.

http://mathworld.wolfram.com/PhaseSpace.html.

Last updated: 2008-05-02


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