On symmetric and asymmetric Van der Pol-Duffing oscillators
Departamento de Física, Universidade do Estado de Santa Catarina,
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Received in final form: 8 May 2018
Published online: 2 July 2018
We investigate numerically the dynamics of both symmetric and asymmetric Van der Pol-Duffing oscillators driven by a periodic force F(t) = f cosωt. Each system is modeled by a different second order nonautonomous nonlinear ordinary differential equation controlled by five parameters. Our investigation takes into account the (ω, f) parameter-space in the two systems, keeping the other three parameters fixed. We verify the existence of parameter regions for which the corresponding trajectories in the phase-space are periodic, quasiperiodic, and chaotic, for the symmetric case. In the asymmetric case we verify the existence only of periodic and chaotic regions in the (ω, f) parameter-space. Finally, we also investigate the organization of the dynamics in the two systems, identifying Fibonacci and period-adding sequences of periodic structures.
Key words: Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
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