Publication Type:

Journal Article


Current Science (1990)



We discuss how the presence of frustration brings about irregular behaviour in a pendulum with nonlinear dissipation. Here frustration arises owing to the particular choice of the dissipation. A preliminary numerical analysis is presented which indicates the transition to chaos at low frequencies of the driving force.

Cite this Research Publication

G. Ambika and Dr. V . M. Nandakumaran, “Frustrated limit cycle and irregular behaviour in a nonlinear pendulum”, 1990.

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