We investigate rhythmic finger tapping in both the presence and the absence of a metronome. We examine both the time intervals between taps and the time lags between the stimulus tones from the metronome and the response taps by the subject. We analyze the correlations in these data sets, and we search for evidence of deterministic chaos, as opposed to… (More)
We propose a new method to compute Lyapunov exponents from limited experimental data. The method is tested on a variety of known model systems, and it is found that the algorithm can be used to obtain a reasonable Lyapunov-exponent spectrum from only 5000 data points with a precision of 10-lor 10-2 in three-or four-dimensional phase space, or 10000 data… (More)
Part of Special Issue " Nonlinear deterministic dynamics in hydrologic systems: present activities and future challenges " Abstract. A review of the literature reveals conflicting results regarding the existence and inherent nature of chaos in hydrological processes such as precipitation and streamflow, i.e. whether they are low dimensional chaotic or… (More)
We examine the dynamic and geometric phases of the electron in quantum mechanics using Hestenes' spacetime algebra formalism. First the standard dynamic phase formula is translated into the spacetime algebra. We then define new formulas for the dynamic and geometric phases that can be used in Hestenes' formalism.
Chaotic spin-wave solitons in magnetic film active feedback rings were observed for the first time. At some ring gain level, one observes the self-generation of a single spin-wave soliton pulse in the ring. When the pulse circulates in the ring, its amplitude varies chaotically with time. Numerical simulations based on a gain-loss nonlinear Schrödinger… (More)
The amplification of supercritical waves in steep channels is examined analytically using a one-dimensional dynamic solution of the Saint-Venant equations. Existing methods were modified to describe the amplification of surface waves over a normalized channel length rather than over a single wavelength. The results are strikingly different, and a… (More)
This Letter reports the first experimental demonstration of chaotic excitations through modulational instability for waves with a repulsive nonlinearity. The experiments were carried out for surface spin waves in a magnetic thin film strip in an active feedback ring configuration. At a low ring gain level, one observes the self-generation of one eigenmode.… (More)
This Letter reports experimental results on the three-wave interactions of backward volume spin waves in a magnetic film and the excitation of chaotic waves through such interactions in a magnetic film-based active feedback ring. The three-wave interactions manifest themselves in the power saturation responses of spin waves, and the chaotic excitation… (More)
We examine the dynamic and geometric phases of the electron in quantum mechanics using the space-time algebra formalism. In doing so we are able to relate the β parameter in Hestenes' theory to these phases. We also comment on some of Hestenes' previous work regarding the phases.