3rd UC/NU Workshop on Nonlinear and Complex Systems

Title: On the Calculation of Stability Loss Delay Time for Dynamical Bifurcation
Speaker: A. Neisthadt
Speaker Info: Mathematics, U. Chicago and Space Research Institute, Moscow
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Special Note:

In classical bifurcation theory the behavior of systems, depending on parameter, is considered for values of the parameter close to some critical, bifurcational one. In theory of dynamical bifurcations the parameter is changing slowly in time and passes through the value, which would be critical in classical static theory. Some phenomena, arising here, are drastically different from predictions, derived by static approach. Let at bifurctional value of the parameter the equilibrium loses its asymptotic linear stability, but remains nondegenerate. In analytic systems the stability loss is inevitably delayed: the phase points remain near the unstable equilibrium for a long time after bifurcation; during this time the parameter changes by a quantity of order 1. Such delay is not in general found in nonanalytic (even infinitely smooth) systems. The talk is devoted to estimates of delay time. The delay time is controlled by behavior of solutions in the plane of complex time.
Date: Wednesday, October 14, 1998
Time: 4:20
Where: Tech M416
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