Period Doubling Bifurcation Route to Chaos

  • Marzio Giglio
  • Sergio Musazzi
  • Umberto Perini
Part of the NATO Advanced Study Institutes Series book series (NSSB, volume 77)


A theory recently formulated by Feigenbaum1,2 predicts that the transition to chaotic behaviour via a sequence of period doubling bifurcations has a universal character. Although at this stage the extent at which the theory is applicable is not entirely clear, it is generally believed that it should hold for a large class of nonlinear systems, provided that phase trajectories remain confined in a phase region of adequately low dimension.


Oscillatory Motion Period Doubling Bifurcation Beam Deflection Horizontal Temperature Gradient Fast Fourier Transform Analyzer 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • Marzio Giglio
    • 1
  • Sergio Musazzi
    • 1
  • Umberto Perini
    • 1
  1. 1.CISE S.p.A.MilanoItaly

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