Regular and Chaotic Behaviour of a Kicked Damped Spin
J.A. HoƂyst and A. Sukiennicki
Institute of Physics, Warsaw Technical University, Koszykowa 75, 00-662 Warszawa, Poland
Received: October 31, 1991
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The dynamics of a kicked, anisotropic, damped spin is reduced to a two-dimensional map. This map exhibits such features as bifurcation diagrams, regular or chaotic attractors/repellors and intermittent-like transitions between two strange attractors. With increase of damping a transition from chaos to the fixed point attractor occurs. On the contrary to the Hamiltonian case the type of magnetic anisotropy plays a crucial role for damped models.
DOI: 10.12693/APhysPolA.81.353
PACS numbers: 05.45.+b, 75.10.Hk