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An analytical solution for a system exhibiting oscillations of a conductor in magnetic field which is controlled by a discrete waveform is developed by means of multiple scales. The solution provides a guideline to design an effective control strategy so as to guide the system to a desirable attractor. Initial tests were also conducted to investigate the effect of hydrodynamic forces on an inertia excited by this mechanism.

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The funding from the University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus for Jee-Hou Ho, as well as that from the National Science Foundation of Malaysia for Vincent Lee, are gratefully acknowledged. Thanks are due to Wen-Jia Khoo for his contributions in programming numerical procedures.

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Ho, JH., Woo, KC., Lee, V.CC., Abakr, Y.A. (2013). Mechanical Oscillator in a Magnetic Field. In: Wiercigroch, M., Rega, G. (eds) IUTAM Symposium on Nonlinear Dynamics for Advanced Technologies and Engineering Design. IUTAM Bookseries (closed), vol 32. Springer, Dordrecht.

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