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Observational Manifestation of Chaos in Astrophysical Objects : Invited talks for a workshop held in Moscow, Sternberg Astronomical Institute, 28-29 August 2000 - Alexei M. Fridman

Observational Manifestation of Chaos in Astrophysical Objects

Invited talks for a workshop held in Moscow, Sternberg Astronomical Institute, 28-29 August 2000

By: Alexei M. Fridman (Editor), Mikhail Ya M.V. Marov (Editor), Richard Miller (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 31st January 2003
ISBN: 9781402009358
Number Of Pages: 138

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This work addresses a broad range of problems related to observed manifestations of chaotic motions in galactic and stellar objects, by invoking basic theory, numerical modelling, and observational evidence. Methods of stochastic dynamics are applied to actually observed astronomical objects, that is, the gaseous disc of the spiral galaxy NGC 3631. In the latter case, the existence of chaotic trajectories in the boundary of giant vortices was recently found by the calculation of the Lyapunov characteristic number of these trajectories. The reader will find research results on the peculiarities of chaotic system behaviour; a study of the integrals of motion in self-consistent systems; numerical modeling results of the evolution process of disk systems involving resonance excitation of the density waves in spiral galaxies; a review of specific formations in stars and high-energy sources demonstrating their stochastic nature; a discussion of the peculiarities of the precessional motion of the accretion disk and relativistic jets in the double system SS 433; and so forth. This book is unusual in that it deals with the problem of chaos in real astrophysical objects. It is intended for graduate and post-graduate students in the fields of non-linear dynamics, astrophysics, planetary and space physics; specifically for those dealing with computer modelling of the relevant processes.

Forewordp. 1
Stochastic Appearance in Stars and High Energy Sourcesp. 9
Observational Manifestations of Precession of Accretion Disk in the SS 433 Binary Systemp. 23
Orbits and Integrals in Self-Consistent Systemsp. 37
Observational Manifestation of Chaos in the Gaseous Disk of the Grand Design Spiral Galaxy NGC 3631p. 51
Observing Chaos in External Spiral Galaxiesp. 73
Spectral Analysis of Orbits via Discrete Fourier Transformsp. 83
Should Elliptical Galaxies be Idealised as Collisionless Equilibria?p. 101
How Important are the Equations of Motion in a Chaotic System?p. 115
Resonantly Excited Non-Linear Density Waves in Disk Systemsp. 121
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ISBN: 9781402009358
ISBN-10: 1402009356
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 138
Published: 31st January 2003
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.4 x 17.0  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.86