Transition to chaos in continuous-time random dynamical systems

Zonghua Liu, Ying Cheng Lai, Lora Billings, Ying-Cheng Lai

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A continuous-time dynamical system in which a nonchaotic attractor coexists with a nonattracting chaotic saddle, was discussed. The fundamental dynamical mechanism responsible for the transition was investigated. A general scaling low for the largest Lyapunov exponent, was obtained. The topology of the flow was fundamentally disturbed after the onset of noisy chaos. It was found that such a disturbance was due to changes in the number of unstable eigendirections along a continuous trajectory under the influence of noise.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number124101
Pages (from-to)1241011-1241014
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number12
StatePublished - Mar 25 2002

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  • General Physics and Astronomy


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