Mary Silber

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Motivated by experimental observations of exotic free surface standing wave patterns in the two-frequency Faraday experiment, we investigate the role of normal form symmetries in the associated pattern-selection problem. With forcing frequency components in ratio m/n, where m and n are coprime integers that are not both odd, there is the possibility that(More)
A mathematical model describing the coupling between two independent amplification mechanisms in auditory hair cells is proposed and analyzed. Hair cells are cells in the inner ear responsible for translating sound-induced mechanical stimuli into an electrical signal that can then be recorded by the auditory nerve. In nonmammals, two separate mechanisms(More)
We examine two mechanisms that have been put forward to explain the selection of quasipatterns in single- and multifrequency forced Faraday wave experiments. Both mechanisms can be used to generate stable quasipatterns in a parametrically forced partial differential equation that shares some characteristics of the Faraday wave experiment. One mechanism,(More)
Motivated by the rich variety of complex periodic and quasi-periodic patterns found in systems such as two-frequency forced Faraday waves, we study the interaction of two spatially periodic modes that are nearly resonant. Within the framework of two coupled one-dimensional Ginzburg-Landau equations we investigate analytically the stability of the periodic(More)
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