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Phase Space

(space of all possible states of a system)

A Phase Space is a space of all possible states of a system. For example, for a pendulum, one dimension could represent the position along the pendulum's path and a second dimension its momentum, forming a "phase plane". For an object moving in space, it could be six dimensions, three for position and three for momentum.


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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phase_space

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