The experimental detection of unstable periodic orbits in dynamical systems, especially those which yield short, noisy or nonstationary data sets, is a current topic of interest in many research areas. Unfortunately, for such data sets, only a few of the lowest order periods can be detected with quantifiable statistical accuracy. The primary observable is the number of encounters the general trajectory has with a particular orbit. Here we show that, in the limit of large period, this quantity scales exponentially with the period, and that this scaling is robust to dynamical noise.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
- Mathematical Physics
- Physics and Astronomy(all)
- Applied Mathematics