A. Osbaldestin

Portsmouth, PO1 3HE, UK
University of Portsmouth


Jalnine A. Y., Kuznetsov S. P., Osbaldestin A. H.
We consider the dynamics of small perturbations of stable two-frequency quasiperiodic orbits on an attracting torus in the quasiperiodically forced Hénon map. Such dynamics consists in an exponential decay of the radial component and in a complex behaviour of the angle component. This behaviour may be two- or three-frequency quasiperiodicity, or it may be irregular. In the latter case a graphic image of the dynamics of the perturbation angle is a fractal object, namely a strange nonchaotic attractor, which appears in auxiliary map for the angle component. Therefore, we claim that stable trajectories may approach the attracting torus either in a regular or in an irregular way. We show that the transition from quasiperiodic dynamics to chaos in the model system is preceded by the appearance of an irregular behaviour in the approach of the perturbed quasiperiodic trajectories to the smooth attracting torus. We also demonstrate a link between the evolution operator of the perturbation angle and a quasiperiodically forced circle mapping of a special form and with a Harper equation with quasiperiodic potential.
Keywords: quasiperiodicity, strange nonchaotic attractor, bifurcation, stability analysis
Citation: Jalnine A. Y., Kuznetsov S. P., Osbaldestin A. H.,  Dynamics of small perturbations of orbits on a torus in a quasiperiodically forced 2D dissipative map , Regular and Chaotic Dynamics, 2006, vol. 11, no. 1, pp. 19-30
Kuznetsov S. P., Osbaldestin A. H.
A method is suggested for the computation of the generalized dimensions of fractal attractors at the period-doubling transition to chaos. The approach is based on an eigenvalue problem formulated in terms of functional equations with coefficients expressed in terms of Feigenbaum's universal fixed-point function. The accuracy of the results depends only on the accuracy of the representation of the universal function.
Citation: Kuznetsov S. P., Osbaldestin A. H.,  Generalized Dimensions of Feigenbaum's Attractor from Renormalization-Group Functional Equations, Regular and Chaotic Dynamics, 2002, vol. 7, no. 3, pp. 325-330

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