Motion in a periodic potential driven by rectangular pulses

George H. Weiss, Moshe Gitterman

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Exact solutions are found for the averaged velocity of an overdamped pendulum driven by a series of square pulses. The formalism developed can be applied to either periodic or random switching as well as cases intermediate between the two. The phenomenon known as phase locking can be shown to exist when periodic switching is used.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)93-105
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Statistical Physics
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Jan 1993


  • Josephson junctions
  • Nonlinear dynamics
  • stochastic processes


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