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Abstract

The application of the analysis methods of dissipative chaotic systems to experimental signals is considered. After a brief review of definitions and the available measures of chaos, comments are made on some of the algorithms available to analyse statistically chaotic systems. In particular, the Grassberger-Procaccia algorithm for calculating the correlation dimension is seen to be relatively well-suited for application to experimental signals. Several cautions regarding the use of this algorithm, however, are elaborated through examples involving both numerically and experimentally produced data. It is found that, despite the complications produced by extrinsic noise and finite discrete data samples, it is possible to obtain consistent results.

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Authors: SIMM C W, CENTRE DE RECHERCHES EN PHYSIQUE DES PLASMAS, ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FED41PERALE DE LAUSANNE (SWITZERLAND);SAWLEY M L, CENTRE DE RECHERCHES EN PHYSIQUE DES PLASMAS, ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FED41PERALE DE LAUSANNE (SWITZERLAND);SKIFF F, CENTRE DE RECHERCHES EN PHYSIQUE DES PLASMAS, ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FED41PERALE DE LAUSANNE (SWITZERLAND);POCHELON A CENTRE DE RECHERCHES EN PHYSIQUE DES PLASMAS, ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FED41PERALE DE LAUSANNE (SWITZERLAND), CENTRE DE RECHERCHES EN PHYSIQUE DES PLASMAS, ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FED41PERALE DE LAUSANNE (SWITZERLAND)
Bibliographic Reference: HELVETICA PHYSICA ACTA, VOL. 60 (1987), PP. 510-551
Record Number: 1989126019300 / Last updated on: 1989-03-01
Category: PUBLICATION
Available languages: en