# homoclinic

If $X$ is a topological space and $f$ is a flow on $X$ or an homeomorphism mapping $X$ to itself, we say that $x\in X$ is an homoclinic point (or homoclinic intersection) if it belongs to both the stable and unstable sets of some fixed or periodic point $p$; i.e.

 $x\in W^{s}(f,p)\cap W^{u}(f,p).$

The orbit of an homoclinic point is called an homoclinic orbit.

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