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I How to identify if a system exhibits chaos?

  1. Nov 16, 2017 #1
    How to tell if a non linear equation exhibits chaos?
    Sorry, I am a beginner on this topic. And my library doesn't have book on this topic. I only read about this from John R Taylor's Mechanics book. I am looking for further resources.
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  3. Nov 16, 2017 #2


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    One clue is that the system orbits don't return to the same spot or are aperiodic.


  4. Nov 16, 2017 #3


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    One way is to use the Lyapunov exponent as a quantitative measurement of the chaos.
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