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A criterion for the onset of chaos in weakly dissipative periodically driven systems.

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Publication date2000
Host publicationStochastic and Chaotic Dynamics in the Lakes
EditorsD. S. Broomhead, E. A. Luchinskaya, Peter V. E. McClintock, T. Mullin
Place of publicationMelville, NY
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics
Number of pages7
VolumeAIP Pr
ISBN (Print)1-56396-915-7
Original languageEnglish


We generalize Chirikov's resonance-overlap criterion for the onset of global chaos in Hamiltonian systems to describe the onset of chaotic attractors in weakly dissipative systems.

Bibliographic note

Proceedings of the Conference on Stochastic and Chaotic Dynamics (STOCHAOS), Ambleside, August, 1999.