Investigation of the forced Bonhoeffer van der Pol equations via continuation and other methods

Richard Mark Pennifold, Harvinder Sidhu, Geoff Mercer


Previous work used bifurcation diagrams and Lyapunov exponents to explore the dynamics of the forced Bonhoeffer van der Pol equation. Here we use continuation methods to clarify the bifurcations of the periodic orbits which had previously been ambiguous. We discuss the use of numerical methods including Galerkin and the recent 0-1 test for chaos.

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