Tuesday, May 20

10:00 AM-12:00 PM Wasatch A & B - Level C

Slow Evolution in Conservative Systems

A common paradigm for the description of physical systems is that of a slow evolution through families of relatively simple states, like equilibrium states or states of periodic motion. The mathematical foundation for approximating this evolution is fairly well established if the underlying systems are dissipative. There are numerous examples, however, for which the underlying systems are conservative. The mathematical foundations for approximating the slow evolution are not well established in this case, except for one-degree-of-freedom systems, where the method of averaging is effective. This minisymposium is intended to describe what is presently known and to present physically important examples, including those in which the simple states undergo a transition from stable to unstable, illustrating the mathematical complexities that can arise in these contexts.

Organizer: Norman R. Lebovitz
University of Chicago

10:00 Slow Evolution Near Families of Stable Equilibria of Hamiltonian Systems
Norman R. Lebovitz, Organizer
10:30 Weakly Unstable Systems in the Presence of Neutrally Stable Modes
John D. Crawford, University of Pittsburgh
11:00 (Cancelled) Some Experiments on Nonstationary Vibrations in a Single Degree-of-Freedom Nonlinear Systems
Anil K. Bajaj, Mark Hood, and Patricia Davies, Purdue University
11:30 Accurate Phase After Slow Passage Through Subharmonic Resonance
Jerry D. Brothers, Raytheon E-Systems; and Richard Haberman, Southern Methodist University

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