Introduction: Control and synchronization of chaos.

  title={Introduction: Control and synchronization of chaos.},
  author={William L. Ditto and Kenneth Showalter},
  volume={7 4},
The hallmark of deterministic chaos, an extreme sensitivity to initial conditions, suggests that chaotic systems might be difficult if not impossible to control, since any perturbations used for control would grow exponentially in time. Indeed, this quite reasonable view was widely held until only a few years ago. Surprisingly, the basis for controlling chaos is provided by just this property, which allows carefully chosen, tiny perturbations to be used for stabilizing virtually any of the… 

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