A family of special cases of the integrable Euler equations on so(n) introduced by Manakov in 1976 is considered. The equilibrium points are found and their stability is studied. Heteroclinic orbits are constructed that connect unstable equilibria and are given by the orbits of certain 1-parameter subgroups of SO(n). The results are complete in the case n=4 and incomplete for n > 4.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
- Mathematical Physics