Megastability: Coexistence of a countable infinity of nested attractors in a periodically-forced oscillator with spatially-periodic damping
1 Department of Physics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI 53706, USA
2 Biomedical Engineering Department, Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran 15875-4413, Iran
3 Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Computer Science and Mathematics, University Of Kufa, Najaf, Iraq
4 Division of Dynamics, Lodz University of Technology, Stefanowskiego 1/15, 90-924 Lodz, Poland
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Received: 2 February 2017
Revised: 7 March 2017
Published online: 21 June 2017
In this paper, we describe a periodically-forced oscillator with spatially-periodic damping. This system has an infinite number of coexisting nested attractors, including limit cycles, attracting tori, and strange attractors. We are aware of no similar example in the literature.
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