Title

Inverse Limits Associated with the Forced Van Der Pol Equation

Abstract

In "Qualitative Analysis of the Periodically Forced Relaxation Oscillations," Mark Levi (Mem. Am. Math. Soc. 32, No. 244, July 1981) gives a nice geometric description of annulus maps associated with the first return map for the forced van der Pol equation εx+Φ(x)x+εx=bp(t). In this paper, it is shown that for certain parameter valuesb, the full attracting sets of the annulus maps described by Levi can be realized as inverse limits of circles. Furthermore, we show that the annulus map is topologically conjugate to the shift homeomorphism on the inverse limit space.

Department(s)

Mathematics and Statistics

Keywords and Phrases

Gvan der Pol equation; inverse limit space

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 1994 Springer Verlag, All rights reserved.


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