Complex Systems

Period-Adding Phenomenon in a Model of Chemical System Download PDF

Francesca Aicardi
International School for Advanced Studies,
34014 Trieste, Italy

Andrzej Lech Kawczynski
Institute of Physical Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences,
01224 Warsaw, Poland


A continuous dynamical system is presented in which the period-adding phenomenon is observed when a bifurcation parameter is changed. This phenomenon is characterized by a family of one-dimensional return maps of a cusp shape which exhibits a saddle-node bifurcation.