Iyengar, RN (1991) Stochastic characterization of chaos in a nonlinear system. In: Physics Letters A, 154 (7-8). pp. 357-360.
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The solution of a nonlinear oscillator with random initial conditions is considered. The differential equations governing the moments of the response are derived. In the limit the variances of the initial conditions vanish, the system is strictly deterministic. However, it is found that in a certain range of parameter values the moment equations do not lead to bounded response variances. This property provides a new approach to study onset of chaos.
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|Department/Centre:||Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences|
|Date Deposited:||19 Oct 2006|
|Last Modified:||19 Sep 2010 04:31|
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