The formal asymptotic analysis of Latifi et al.  suggests that the Mixmaster Universe model possesses movable transcendental singularities and thus is nonintegrable in the sense that it does not satisfy the Painlevé property (i.e., singularities with nonalgebraic branching). In this paper, we present numerical evidence of the nonintegrability of the Mixmaster model by studying the singularity patterns in the complex t-plane, where t is the "physical" time, as well as in the complex τ-plane, where τ is the associated "logarithmic" time. More specifically, we show that in the τ-plane there appears to exist a "natural boundary" of remarkably intricate structure. This boundary lies at the ends of a sequence of smaller and smaller "chimneys" and consists of the type of singularities studied in , on which pole-like singularities accumulate densely. We also show numerically that in the complex t-plane there appear to exist complicated, dense singularity patterns and infinitely-sheeted solutions with sensitive dependence on initial conditions.
- Mixmaster Universe model
- Singularity analysis in complex time
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Modelling and Simulation
- Applied Mathematics