Synchronization Sets in Drive-Response Systems

Invariant Manifolds

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A recent article in Chaos [Barreto et al., Chaos, 13(1):151-164, 2003] describes a drive-response system coupling a parametrized family of noninvertible modified baker maps with a nonlinear response. The article describes the effect of noninvertibility on the synchronization set (i.e. the attractor). Namely, at the bifurcation parameter, the synchronization set has a cusp. For every parameter after the bifurcation, there is a multivalued synchronization set with self-intersections, or loops. See the first animation. This example is a special case in which the noninvertibility occurs at a critical point of the synchronization set. In contrast, the synchronization set generically continues to be a smooth nonintersecting curve even after the onset of noninvertibility. See Animations 2 and 3. This is described more fully in an upcoming article by Josic and Sander.

 

\(u\) versus \(y\) in the exceptional case of Barreto et al. As the parameter varies, a smooth manifold forms a cusp, which turns into a loop.

 

\(u\) versus \(y\) in the typical case; the noninvertibility does not occur at a critical point. Therefore the synchronization set becomes multivalued as a graph but retains its smooth manifold structure.

 

A closeup view of the main loop in the previous animation.

Author Institutional AffiliationGeorge Mason University, University of Houston
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Keywordsdrive-response system, synchronization

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