1. Overview of Chaos

  1. K. T. Chau1 and
  2. Zheng Wang2

Published Online: 22 MAR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470826355.ch1

Chaos in Electric Drive Systems: Analysis, Control and Application

Chaos in Electric Drive Systems: Analysis, Control and Application

How to Cite

Chau, K. T. and Wang, Z. (2011) Overview of Chaos, in Chaos in Electric Drive Systems: Analysis, Control and Application, John Wiley & Sons (Asia) Pte Ltd, Singapore. doi: 10.1002/9780470826355.ch1

Author Information

  1. 1

    The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China

  2. 2

    Southeast University, China

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 22 MAR 2011
  2. Published Print: 30 MAR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470826331

Online ISBN: 9780470826355

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Keywords:

  • chaos;
  • electronic circuits;
  • power electronics;
  • power systems;
  • telecommunications

Summary

This chapter gives an overview of chaos, including the definition of chaos, the development of chaology, and the research of chaos. In particular, the research and development of chaos in the field of electrical engineering - with an emphasis on electric drive systems are discussed in detail. The development of chaology started in mathematics and physics, and expanded into chemistry, biology, engineering, and social sciences. In electrical engineering, research on chaos has covered a very wide range of areas, including, but not limited to, electronic circuits, telecommunications, power electronics, power systems, and electric drive systems. The investigation of chaos in electronic circuits can be grouped as one dimensional map circuits, higher-dimensional map circuits, continuous-time autonomous circuits, and continuous-time non-autonomous circuits. The chaos-based telecommunications can be grouped into three main types: chaotic masking, chaotic modulation, and chaotic switching.

Controlled Vocabulary Terms

chaos generators; electronic circuits; power electronics; power systems; telecommunications