Strange attractors in periodically kicked Chua's circuit

Qiudong Wang, Ali Oksasoglu

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In this paper, we discuss a new mechanism for chaos in light of some new developments in the theory of dynamical systems. It was shown in [Wang & Young, 2002b] that strange attractors occur when an autonomous system undergoing a generic Hopf bifurcation is subjected to a weak external forcing that is periodically turned on and off. For illustration purposes, we apply these results to the Chua's system. Derivation of conditions for chaos along with the results of numerical simulations are presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)83-98
Number of pages16
JournalInternational Journal of Bifurcation and Chaos in Applied Sciences and Engineering
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2005


  • Chua's circuit
  • Periodic kick
  • Strange attractors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • General
  • Applied Mathematics


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