Strange attractors and their periodic repetition

Qiudong Wang, Ali Oksasoglu

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In this paper, we present some important findings regarding a comprehensive characterization of dynamical behavior in the vicinity of two periodically perturbed homoclinic solutions. Using the Duffing system, we illustrate that the overall dynamical behavior of the system, including strange attractors, is organized in the form of an asymptotic invariant pattern as the magnitude of the applied periodic forcing approaches zero. Moreover, this invariant pattern repeats itself with a multiplicative period with respect to the magnitude of the forcing. This multiplicative period is an explicitly known function of the system parameters. The findings from the numerical experiments are shown to be in great agreement with the theoretical expectations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number013128
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 4 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Mathematical Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Applied Mathematics


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