Evidence for Chaotic
Behavior in R Scuti?
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,
indications of chaos. The input data consisted of a set of times and magnitudes
maximum and minimum
brightness, derived from AAVSO observations of the star.