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Fluctuational transitions and critical phenomena in a periodically driven nonlinear oscillator.

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Publication date1993
Host publicationNoise in Physical Systems and 1/f Fluctuations
EditorsP. H. Handel, A. L. Chung
Place of publicationNew York
PublisherAmerical Institute of Physics
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)1-56396-270-5
Original languageEnglish

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
PublisherAmerical Institute of Physics


Fluctuation-induced transitions between coexisting periodic attractors in a periodically driven nonlinear oscillator have been investigated theoretically and by analogue electronic experiment. Calculations and measurements of the corresponding activation energies are in good agreement, and have enabled the position of the kinetic phase transition (KPT) line to be established over its full range.

Bibliographic note

Proceedings of the ICNF'93 conference in St Louis Missouri