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Parameter Dependence

  • Pierre Collet
  • Jean-Pierre Eckmann
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Part of the Modern Birkhäuser Classics book series (MBC)

Abstract

We add now an important element to our discussion, namely a parameter. The parameter will always be called μ, and we want to study maps f, depending on μ. Before doing this, we illustrate in a physical example how one should think of μ and of the map. The example how one should think of μ and of the map. The example we choose is the Reyleigh-Bénard experiment, as performed by Libchaber-Maurer [1980]. The setup is as follows. The physical system is a small receptacle containing a liquid (liquid Helium). Through some device, one can fix the temperature difference between the top and the bottom of the receptacle. This temperature difference is the control parameter μ for this system.

Keywords

Temperature Difference Control Parameter Physical System Liquid Helium Parameter Dependence 
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© Birkhäuser Boston 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Centre de Physique ThéoriqueÉcole PolytechniquePalaiseau CedexFrance
  2. 2.Département de Physique ThéoriqueUniversité de GenèveGenève 4Switzerland

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