Time-evolving statistics of chaotic orbits of conservative maps in the context of the central limit theorem

G. Ruiz, T. Bountis, C. Tsallis

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Abstract

We study chaotic orbits of conservative low-dimensional maps and present numerical results showing that the probability density functions (pdfs) of the sum of N iterates in the large N limit exhibit very interesting time-evolving statistics. In some cases where the chaotic layers are thin and the (positive) maximal Lyapunov exponent is small, long-lasting quasi-stationary states (QSS) are found, whose pdfs appear to converge to q-Gaussians associated with nonextensive statistical mechanics. More generally, however, as N increases, the pdfs describe a sequence of QSS that pass from a q-Gaussian to an exponential shape and ultimately tend to a true Gaussian, as orbits diffuse to larger chaotic domains and the phase space dynamics becomes more uniformly ergodic.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1250208
JournalInternational Journal of Bifurcation and Chaos
Volume22
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2012

Keywords

  • Central limit theorem
  • Conservative maps
  • Dynamical systems

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • General
  • Applied Mathematics

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