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Some Aspects of Global Bifurcations and Chaos

  • Stephen Wiggins
Part of the Texts in Applied Mathematics book series (TAM, volume 2)

Abstract

In this chapter we will develop some techniques for describing what is meant by the term “chaos” as applied to deterministic dynamical systems. We will study the mechanisms that give rise to chaotic dynamics as well as develop analytical techniques for predicting (in terms of the system parameters) when these mechanics occur in specific dynamical systems.

Keywords

Periodic Orbit Unstable Manifold Homoclinic Orbit Global Bifurcation Heteroclinic Cycle 
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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Stephen Wiggins
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  1. 1.Department of Applied MechanicsCalifornia Institute of TechnologyPasadenaUSA

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