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Pramana

, 73:453 | Cite as

Chaotic systems in complex phase space

  • Carl M. BenderEmail author
  • Joshua Feinberg
  • Daniel W. Hook
  • David J. Weir
Article

Abstract

This paper examines numerically the complex classical trajectories of the kicked rotor and the double pendulum. Both of these systems exhibit a transition to chaos, and this feature is studied in complex phase space. Additionally, it is shown that the short-time and long-time behaviours of these two PT-symmetric dynamical models in complex phase space exhibit strong qualitative similarities.

Keywords

PT symmetry approach to chaos kicked rotor standard map double pendulum 

PACS Nos

05.45.-a 05.45.Pq 11.30.Er 02.30.Hq 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Carl M. Bender
    • 1
    Email author
  • Joshua Feinberg
    • 2
    • 3
  • Daniel W. Hook
    • 4
  • David J. Weir
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsWashington UniversitySt. LouisUSA
  2. 2.Department of PhysicsUniversity of Haifa at OranimTivonIsrael
  3. 3.Department of Physics, TechnionHaifaIsrael
  4. 4.Blackett LaboratoryImperial College LondonLondonUK

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