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Forcing, damping and detuning for single and coupled Van der Pol oscillators

By D.R.J Chillingworth and Z Afshar-Nejad

Abstract

We use Melnikov function techniques together with geometric methods of bifurcation theory to study the interactions of forcing, damping and detuning on resonant periodic orbits for single and coupled forced Van Der Pol oscillators. For a coupled pair the local bifurcation geometry is almost everywhere described in terms of the singularities of a line congruence in three dimensions

Topics: QA
Year: 2014
OAI identifier: oai:eprints.soton.ac.uk:149523
Provided by: e-Prints Soton

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