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# Theory of Instability and Transition

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## Abstract

The theory of instability and transition has seen remarkable progress over the past decade. For certain classes of flows such as the Bénard and Taylor problem, the progress is largely due to the application of new analytical techniques and the ability to describe the dynamics by relatively simple amplitude equations. This analytical work is supported by current experimental and computational studies.

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Plane Channel Neutral Curve Secondary Instability Floquet Theory Secondary Mode
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