Accession Number:

ADA094628

Title:

Chaotic Solutions of Nonlinear Wave-Wave Interacting Systems in Plasmas.

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept.,

Corporate Author:

CALIFORNIA UNIV LOS ANGELES SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND APPLIED SCIENCE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1980-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

146.0

Abstract:

We study the chaotic behavior and phase locking in wave-wave interacting systems with linear damping or growth terms. For a two or three-wave interaction, the system equations are reducible to a real three-dimensional equation on a certain set, sigma, in the state space. For a three-wave interaction, the phases of the waves are locked on sigma. We consider only systems of positive-energy waves whose reduced equations may have chaotic behavior for almost all initial conditions.

Subject Categories:

  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE