Modeling of deterministic chaotic systems

Y C Lai, C Grebogi, J Kurths, Ying-Cheng Lai

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The success of deterministic modeling of a physical system relies on whether the solution of the model would approximate the dynamics of the actual system. When the system is chaotic, situations can arise where periodic orbits embedded in the chaotic set have distinct number of unstable directions and, as a consequence, no model of the system produces reasonably long trajectories that are realized by nature. We argue and present physical examples indicating that, in such a case, though the model is deterministic and low dimensional, statistical quantities can still be reliably computed. [S1063-651X(99)10302-7].

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2907-2910
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review. E, Statistical Physics, Plasmas, Fluids, and Related Interdisciplinary Topics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1999


  • dynamic-systems
  • trajectories
  • crises
  • sets


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