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Evidence for Chaotic Behavior in R Scuti?

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Todd Veldhuizen

John R. Percy

Department of Astronomy, Erindale Campus, University of Toronto, Mississauga, Ontario L5L 1C6



Received: 7 Mrch 1990




Recent discoveries in nonlinear dynamics have made it desirable to investigate various dynamical

systems for evidence of chaotic behavior. An analysis of the RV Tauri variable R Scuti is presented,

showing possible indications of chaos. The input data consisted of a set of times and magnitudes of

maximum and minimum brightness, derived from AAVSO observations of the star.


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