Communications in Mathematical Physics

, Volume 77, Issue 1, pp 65–86

The transition to aperiodic behavior in turbulent systems

  • Mitchell J. Feigenbaum

DOI: 10.1007/BF01205039

Cite this article as:
Feigenbaum, M.J. Commun.Math. Phys. (1980) 77: 65. doi:10.1007/BF01205039


Some systems achieve aperiodic temporal behavior through the production of successive half subharmonics. A recursive method is presented here that allows the explicit computation of this aperiodic behavior from the initial subharmonics. The results have a character universal over specific systems, so that all such transitions are characterized by noise of a universal internal similarity.

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© Springer-Verlag 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • Mitchell J. Feigenbaum
    • 1
  1. 1.Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory (T-DOT MS 452)University of CaliforniaLos AlamosUSA