Chaos in the inhomogeneously driven sine-Gordon equation

J. C. Eilbeck, P. S. Lomdahl, A. C. Newell

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Some numerical studies are reported of solutions of the sine-Gordon equation with damping and a mixture of two types of driving force: a constant (dc) force and a spatially inhomogeneous force varying harmonically (ac) in time. For some ranges of parameters the excitation of kink-antikink pairs is chaotic.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-4
Number of pages4
JournalPhysics Letters A
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Dec 21 1981

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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