By J. R. Buchler, J. M. Perdang, E. A. Spiegel (auth.), J. R. Buchler, J. M. Perdang, E. A. Spiegel (eds.)
The in keeping with iod of an oscillator tells us a lot approximately its constitution. J. J. Thomson's deduction particle with the e/rn of an electron was once within the atom could be the main gorgeous example. For us, the deduction of the suggest density of a celebrity from its oscillation interval is one other vital instance. What then will we deduce approximately an oscillator that isn't periodic? If there are a number of frequencies or if the habit is chaotic, might we no longer desire to benefit much more tender very important data approximately its workings? the new development within the concept of dynamical structures, really within the elucidat ion of the character of chaos, makes it appear moderate to invite this now. this can be an account of a few of the happenings of a workshop at which this query used to be raised and mentioned. ~iTe have been inc0rested in seeing ways that the current figuring out of chaos could advisor astrophysical modelling and the translation of observations. yet we didn't attempt to hide that we have been additionally drawn to chaos itself, and that made for a delightful rapport among the chaoticists and astrophysicists on the assembly. we now have a number of introductory papers on chaos in those complaints, really at the research of knowledge from platforms that could be suspected of chaotic habit. The papers of Geisel, Grassberger and Guckenheimer introduce the methods of characterizing chaos and Perdang illustrates how a few of these principles could be positioned into perform in specific cases.
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1. 20 .. , ..... '. ' . ' . , . :-=-•.. ',' ~ :. 10 ' ::'" . , " • .. ' .. '- '. 0·60 .. ':. ,. " r. ," ,,-. 1. :'.. :. "', v 0·30 HJD2443289·0· 193 d interval Fig. - Variability of Il . ;. ' Scuti (Balona et al 1981). o· .. Skms-I J. PERDANG 36 modelling the variability of these stars is provided by the theory of radial oscillations (cf. the reviews by Cox 1976, 1980). ncluding non-radial convective motions have been made by Deupree (1976, 1977). Such interactions are found to destroy the precise periodicity of the cycles.
PERDANG oscillations (g-modes) alone can be matched with the 160 min periodicity; Christensen-Dalsgaard (1982) has argued that a gmode of harmonic degree less than 5 should be responsible for this observation. =1 and 2 has been reported at the 1983 Boulder conference, whose identifications remain somewhat controversial (Gabriel 1984). Following the detection of low-amplitude and short-period coherent solar velocity oscillations, a search for analogous oscillations in the solar type stars has been initiated by Traub et al.
Stobie and Shobbrook (1976) have interpreted this triplet as a rotationally split quadrupole mode. Some authors have denied the reality of well-defined periods of certain ~ Scuti variables. Thus Morguleff et al. (1976) suggest that the star 14 Aur possesses a randomly fluctuating periodicity, similar to the behavior of the cycle lengths of Mira stars; the local periods apparently obey a Gaussian distribution law (cf. the histogram in Fig. 12 d. An analogous behavior has been reported for 44 Tau (Morguleff et al.
Chaos in Astrophysics by J. R. Buchler, J. M. Perdang, E. A. Spiegel (auth.), J. R. Buchler, J. M. Perdang, E. A. Spiegel (eds.)