Chaos in large-amplitude pulsators: application to the beta Cep star HD180642

Дата и время публикации : 2013-03-04T17:02:47Z

Авторы публикации и институты :
Pieter Degroote

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Коментарии к cтатье: 6 pages, 5 figures
Первичная категория: astro-ph.SR

Все категории : astro-ph.SR

Краткий обзор статьи: The CoRoT observations of the beta Cephei star HD180642 uncover an unexpectedly rich frequency spectrum, in addition to several heat-driven modes. So far, two processes have been proposed to explain this behaviour: the presence of stochastic oscillations, and the excitation of time-dependent frequencies by nonlinear resonance. I argue for a third explanation for the observations, in the form of chaos due to the nonlinear behaviour of the dominant radial mode. The long-term frequency stability of the dominant radial mode is studied using archival data spanning roughly 20 years. Nonlinear time series analysis techniques are applied to the CoRoT observations, and the observations are compared with simulations of a simple nonlinear oscillator. I show that chaos offers one single explanation for many of the observed features, such as the structure in the autocorrelation of the power spectrum, the long-term frequency shift, the power excess and the wide range of frequencies in the power spectrum. However, the mixture of opacity-driven linear oscillations and nonlinear oscillations complicate the nonlinear time series analysis techniques.

Category: Physics