Acta Mechanica

, Volume 67, Issue 1–4, pp 183–190 | Cite as

Modification of the potential function of a mechanical system caused by periodic action

  • A. K. Vidybida
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The motion of a particle in the field of potential forces under conditions of large friction that has a component which is nonlinear with respect to the velocity is studied. It is shown that a periodic external force of small period results, under certain circumstances, in a modification of the initial potential function a term linear with respect to the deflection is added. Possible implications of this result for problems in physico-chemical biology are discussed.


Dynamical System Fluid Dynamics External Force Potential Function Mechanical System 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. K. Vidybida
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  1. 1.Institute for Theoretical PhysicsKiev-130USSR

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