Connection between Nonlinear Resonance and Statistical Behavior

J. D. Crawford, J. Lott, H. Riecke

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We present an introductory discussion of nonlinear Hamiltonian dynamics and ergodic theory. The phenomenon of nonlinear resonance is described, and we explain its significance for dynamics and statistical physics. Finally, a simple and important illustrative model is presented.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)363-373
JournalAmerican Journal of Physics
StatePublished - 1982

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