The persistance of strain in dynamical systems

E. Dresselhaus, M. Tabor

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A dynamical exponent, termed the 'persistence of strain', is defined for systems of ordinary differential equations. Analogy with fluid dynamics suggests that it can provide a convenient-and easily computed-characterisation of a dynamical system and, in particular, the geometry of attracting sets.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number013
Pages (from-to)971-984
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Physics A: General Physics
Issue number8
StatePublished - 1989
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • General Physics and Astronomy
  • Mathematical Physics


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