Simple Driven Chaotic Oscillators with Complex Variables

Delmar Marshall
Department of Physics, Amrita Vishwa Vidyepeetham, Clappana 690-525, India
J. C. Sprott
Departments of Physics, University of Wisconsin, 1150 University Avenue, Madison, WI 53706, USA

(Received 12 November 2008; accepted 21 January 2009; published online 5 March 2009)


Despite a search, no chaotic driven complex-variable oscillators of the form z˙+ f(z) = eiwt or + f(z¯) = eiwt are found, where f is a polynomial with real coefficients. It is shown that, for analytic functions f(z), driven complex-variable oscillators of the form z˙+ f(z) = eiwt cannot have chaotic solutions. Seven simple driven chaotic oscillators of the form z˙+ f(z, z¯) = eiwt with polynomial f(z, z¯) are given. Their chaotic attractors are displayed, and Lyapunov spectra are calculated. Attractors for two of the cases have symmetry across the x = −y line. The systems’ behavior with w as a control parameter in the range of w = 0.1–2.0 is examined, revealing cases of period doubling, intermittency, chaotic transients, and period adding as routes to chaos. Numerous cases of coexisting attractors are also observed.

Ref: D. Marshall and J. C. Sprott, Chaos 19, 013124-1 - 013124-7 (2009)

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