Order and chaos: Are they contradictory or complementary?

M. Gitterman

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A classical rotor subjected to deterministic and random forces showed a broad spectrum of motion including deterministic, deterministic chaos, random and erratic. The equation of motion of the classical overdamped rotor had the completely deterministic solution. The system had 'one-and-half' degrees of freedom which was sufficient for the onset of the well-known phenomenon of deterministic chaos.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)119-122
Number of pages4
JournalEuropean Journal of Physics
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 2002


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