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Solution of the boundary value problem for nonlinear flows and maps

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>7/05/2003
<mark>Journal</mark>Proceedings of SPIE
Number of pages11
Pages (from-to)372-382
<mark>Original language</mark>English


Fluctuational escape via an unstable limit cycle is investigated in stochastic flows and maps. A new topological method is suggested for analysis of the corresponding boundary value problems when the action functional has multiple local minima along the escape trajectories and the search for the global minimum is otherwise impossible. The method is applied to the analysis of the escape problem in the inverted Van der Pol oscillator and in the Henon map. An application of this technique to solution of the escape problem in chaotic maps with fractal boundaries, and in maps with chaotic saddles embedded within the basin of attraction, is discussed.

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