Chaos and Complex Systems Seminar
Ergodicity in chaotic oscillators
Tuesday, November 20, 2018
4274 Chamberlin Hall
Clint Sprott, UW Department of Physics, describes a new model of a chaotic oscillator whose behavior is identical to a harmonic oscillator in equilibrium with a source of heat at a constant temperature, representing the culmination of a 30-year search for an elegant chaotic model whose solution is ergodic and whose variables accurately exhibit a normal (Gaussian) distribution as expected for a truly random process.