Electrical Engineering
      and Computer Sciences

Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences


UC Berkeley


2009 Research Summary

Qualitative Dynamics of Chua's Circuit

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Bharathwaj Muthuswamy and Leon O. Chua

In this project we investigate exotic implementations of Chua's circuit, the paradigm for generating chaotic attractors. Specifically, we are working on rigorously proving chaos in the 4-Element Chua's circuit and memristor-based chaotic circuits.

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Figure 1: A schematic of Chua's circuit. There are a variety of methods to implement the nonlinear element (Chua diode).

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