From invariant curves to strange attractors

Qiudong Wang, Lai Sang Young

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We prove that simple mechanical systems, when subjected to external periodic forcing, can exhibit a surprisingly rich array of dynamical behaviors as parameters are varied. In particular, the existence of global strange attractors with fully stochastic properties is proved for a class of second order ODEs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)275-304
Number of pages30
JournalCommunications In Mathematical Physics
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Mathematical Physics


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