Chemical Chaos

  • Harry L. Swinney
  • J. C. Roux
Part of the Springer Series in Synergetics book series (SSSYN, volume 27)


RUELLE [1] suggested more than a decade ago that since nonequilibrium chemical reactions are described by coupled nonlinear differential equations, for some conditions they might exhibit nonperiodic behavior. The nonperiodic behavior that arises from the nonlinear nature of a system rather than from stochastic driving forces is now called chaos, a term that we will define more carefully later.


Lyapunov Exponent Phase Portrait Strange Attractor Bifurcation Parameter Period Doubling 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Harry L. Swinney
    • 1
  • J. C. Roux
    • 2
  1. 1.Physics DepartmentThe University of TexasAustinUSA
  2. 2.Centre de Recherche Paul PascalUniversité de Bordeaux I, Domaine UniversitaireTalence CédexFrance

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