Chaos in variable stars: Topological analysis of W Vir model pulsations

C. Letellier, G. Gouesbet, F. Soufi, J. R. Buchler, Z. Kolláth

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The topological characterization of chaos is applied to the irregular pulsations of a model for a star of the W Virginis type, computed with a state-of-the-art numerical hydrodynamical code. The banded W Vir attractor is found to possess an additional twist when compared to the Rössler band. It is shown that the stellar light-curve contains the same dynamical information about the attractor as the stellar radius or as the radial velocity variations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)466-476
Number of pages11
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Mathematical Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Applied Mathematics

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