A modular system for constructing dynamical systems
Degree GrantorUniversity of Canterbury
Degree NameMaster of Science
This thesis discusses a method based on the dual principle of Rössler, and developed by Deng, for systematically constructing robust dynamical systems from lower dimensional subsystems. Systems built using this method may be modified easily, and are suitable for mathematical modelling. Extensions are made to this scheme, which allow one to describe a wider range of dynamical behaviour. These extensions allow the creation of systems that reproduce qualitative features of the Lorenz Attractor (including bifurcation properties) and of Chua's circuit, but which are easily extensible.