Accession Number:

ADA142085

Title:

Europe Approaches Chaos with Electrical Circuits.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

OFFICE OF NAVAL RESEARCH LONDON (ENGLAND)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1984-04-24

Pagination or Media Count:

17.0

Abstract:

In this report, the underlying concepts for the period-doubling route to chaos are presented, and the scope of recent research in a variety of physical systems is briefly noted. Then European research investigating chaotic behavior in nonlinear, driven electrical circuits is discussed in detail. These circuits--really nonlinear analog computers which solve the differential equations describing idealized physical systems--represent a bridge between the simple and highly abstract deterministic models and the experiments where complicating and competing effects can obscure the universal behavior. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE