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Title: A test for a conjecture on the nature of attractors for smooth dynamical systems

Dynamics arising persistently in smooth dynamical systems ranges from regular dynamics (periodic, quasiperiodic) to strongly chaotic dynamics (Anosov, uniformly hyperbolic, nonuniformly hyperbolic modelled by Young towers). The latter include many classical examples such as Lorenz and Hénon-like attractors and enjoy strong statistical properties. It is natural to conjecture (or at least hope) that most dynamical systems fall into these two extreme situations. We describe a numerical test for such a conjecture/hope and apply this to the logistic map where the conjecture holds by a theorem of Lyubich, and to the 40-dimensional Lorenz-96 system where there is no rigorous theory. The numerical outcome is almost identical for both (except for the amount of data required) and provides evidence for the validity of the conjecture.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2]
  1. School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Sydney, Sydney 2006 NSW (Australia)
  2. Mathematics Institute, University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL (United Kingdom)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22251040
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Chaos (Woodbury, N. Y.); Journal Volume: 24; Journal Issue: 2; Other Information: (c) 2014 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; ATTRACTORS; CHAOS THEORY; MAPS; PERIODICITY; POWER TRANSMISSION TOWERS