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Introduction to Transient Chaos

  • Ying-Cheng Lai
  • Tamás Tél
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Part of the Applied Mathematical Sciences book series (AMS, volume 173)

Abstract

In numerical or experimental investigations one never has infinitely long time intervals at one’s disposal. In fact, what is needed for the observation of chaos is a well-defined separation of time scales. Let t 0 denote the internal characteristic time of the system. In continuous-time problems, t 0 can be the average turnover time of trajectories on a Poincaré map in the phase space. In a driven system, it is the driving period. In discrete-time dynamics, t 0 can be the time step itself.

Keywords

Lyapunov Exponent Unstable Manifold Chaotic Attractor Homoclinic Orbit Stable Manifold 
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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Electrical EngineeringArizona State UniversityTempeUSA
  2. 2.Department of Theoretical Physics Institute of PhysicsEötvös UniversityBudapestHungary

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