Chaos Solitons & Fractals (CHAOS SOLITON FRACT)

Publisher: Elsevier

Journal description

Chaos, Solitons & Fractals provides a medium for the rapid publication of full length original papers, short communications, reviews and tutorial articles in the following subjects:-bifurcation and singularity theory, deterministic chaos and fractals, stability theory, soliton and coherent phenomena, formation of pattern, evolution, complexity theory and neural networksContributions on both fundamental and applied studies are welcome, but the emphasis of the journal will be on applications in the following fields: Physical Sciences classical mechanics, including fluid mechanics; quantum and statistical mechanics; lasers, optics and acoustics; plasma physics and fusion; solid-state and condensed matter physics; chemistry and chemical physics; astronomy and astrophysics; materials science; geophysics; meteorology. Engineering marine engineering; mechanical, aeronautical and astronautical engineering; electrical engineering; chemical engineering; structural and civil engineering. Biomedical and Life Sciences biology; molecular biology; population dynamics; zoology; theoretical ecology. Social Sciences economics; sociology; political science; philosophy and epistemology. All essential colour illustrations and photographs will be reproduced in colour at no charge to the author.

Current impact factor: 1.45

Impact Factor Rankings

2016 Impact Factor Available summer 2017
2014 / 2015 Impact Factor 1.448
2013 Impact Factor 1.503
2012 Impact Factor 1.246
2011 Impact Factor 1.222
2010 Impact Factor 1.267
2009 Impact Factor 3.315
2008 Impact Factor 2.98
2007 Impact Factor 3.025
2006 Impact Factor 2.042
2005 Impact Factor 1.938
2004 Impact Factor 1.526
2003 Impact Factor 1.064
2002 Impact Factor 0.872
2001 Impact Factor 0.839
2000 Impact Factor 0.742
1999 Impact Factor 0.788
1998 Impact Factor 0.807
1997 Impact Factor 0.698

Impact factor over time

Impact factor

Additional details

5-year impact 1.25
Cited half-life 7.90
Immediacy index 0.35
Eigenfactor 0.01
Article influence 0.35
Website Chaos, Solitons & Fractals website
Other titles Chaos, solitons, and fractals (Online), Chaos, solitons & fractals
ISSN 0960-0779
OCLC 38522998
Material type Document, Periodical, Internet resource
Document type Internet Resource, Computer File, Journal / Magazine / Newspaper

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    • Publisher last reviewed on 03/06/2015
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    ABSTRACT: Accurate prediction of stock market returns is a very challenging task because of the highly nonlinear nature of the financial time series. In this study, we apply an artificial neural network (ANN) that can map any nonlinear function without a prior assumption to predict the return of the Japanese Nikkei 225 index. (1) To improve the effectiveness of prediction algorithms, we propose a new set of input variables for ANN models. (2) To verify the prediction ability of the selected input variables, we predict returns for the Nikkei 225 index using the classical back propagation (BP) learning algorithm. (3) Global search techniques, i.e., a genetic algorithm (GA) and simulated annealing (SA), are employed to improve the prediction accuracy of the ANN and overcome the local convergence problem of the BP algorithm. It is observed through empirical experiments that the selected input variables were effective to predict stock market returns. A hybrid approach based on GA and SA improve prediction accuracy significantly and outperform the traditional BP training algorithm.
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    ABSTRACT: In this paper we present a chaos-based evolutionary algorithm (EA) for solving nonlinear programming problems named chaotic genetic algorithm (CGA). CGA integrates genetic algorithm (GA) and chaotic local search (CLS) strategy to accelerate the optimum seeking operation and to speed the convergence to the global solution. The integration of global search represented in genetic algorithm and CLS procedures should offer the advantages of both optimization methods while offsetting their disadvantages. By this way, it is intended to enhance the global convergence and to prevent to stick on a local solution. The inherent characteristics of chaos can enhance optimization algorithms by enabling it to escape from local solutions and increase the convergence to reach to the global solution. Twelve chaotic maps have been analyzed in the proposed approach. The simulation results using the set of CEC’2005 show that the application of chaotic mapping may be an effective strategy to improve the performances of EAs.
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    ABSTRACT: This paper considers the generating of multi-scroll chaotic attractors for a new fractional-order linear system by using the piecewise-linear function. Multi-scroll chaotic attractors are generated by extending the number of saddle equilibrium points with index 2. Poincaré map and maximum Lyapunov exponents are applied to verifying the chaotic behaviors of the generated multi-scroll chaotic attractors. A circuit for the multi-scroll attractor is designed and simulated. Moreover, physical experiment of 3-scroll attractors and 5-scroll attractors are implemented. The numerical simulation, the circuit simulation and hardware experimental results are in accordance with each other, which verifies the effectiveness and physical realization of the approach.
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    ABSTRACT: We consider a nonlinear left-handed transmission line that incorporates an array of Josephson junctions in its periodic lattice structure. We show that the system dynamics is described by a discrete sine-Gordon-like equation, where the left-handedness of the lattice manifests in the form of a non-standard second-time- derivative term. Since this modified discrete sine-Gordon equation has not yet been extensively studied in the literature, this paper opens up the possibility of additional mathematical analysis. It is also intriguing that by means of a semi-discrete approximation we can derive a nonlinear Schrödinger equation and thus show that the system supports both bright and dark envelope soliton solutions depending on the choice of carrier frequency. The left-handedness of the network is explicitly confirmed in numerical simulations which demonstrate the backward propagation of the bright and dark soliton, in good agreement with analytical predictions.
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  • M. Zhang · G. Huo · Z. Duan

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  • Santu Ghorai · Swarup Poria

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    ABSTRACT: In this paper, a secure communication scheme based on chaotic modulation is proposed using a reversible process and a robust controller with efficient cost and complexity to synchronize two different chaotic systems. In the controller design, a sliding mode control with an adaptive rule is used for non-linear inputs. The adaptive rule is applied to ensure the synchronization when uncertainties, non-modeled dynamics or external distortions are at work. The message signal is recovered at the receiver using a recursive process at the end. The effectiveness of the proposed algorithm is confirmed via the simulation results for the synchronization of the transmitted signal modulated by Chen chaotic system at the transmitter and Genesio chaotic system at the receiver, and those for the information recovery process.
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    ABSTRACT: We report on self-organization of adaptive networks, where topology and dynamics evolve in accordance to a competition between homophilic and homeostatic mechanisms, and where links are associated to a vector of weights. Under an appropriate balance between the intra- and inter- layer coupling strengths, we show that a multilayer structure emerges due to the adaptive evolution, resulting in different link weights at each layer, i.e. different components of the weights’ vector. In parallel, synchronized clusters at each layer are formed, which may overlap or not, depending on the values of the coupling strengths. Only when intra- and inter- layer coupling strengths are high enough, all layers reach identical final topologies, collapsing the system into, in fact, a monolayer network. The relationships between such steady state topologies and a set of dynamical network’s properties are discussed.
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    ABSTRACT: This paper presents a procedure to integrate the sine-Gordon model against the background of the stripe domain structure. The nonlinear dynamics of solitons and dispersive waves in the helical (stripe domain) structure of a ferromagnet with the easy plane anisotropy in the magnetic field, which is perpendicular to the spiral axis, has been investigated in detail. It has been shown that the formation and motion of solitons are accompanied by the local translations of the stripe structure and by the oscillations of its domain walls, which manifest themselves as “precursors” and “tails” of the solitons. The large time behavior of the weak-nonlinear dispersive wave field generated by an initial localized perturbation of the structure has been investigated. The ways of observing and exciting the solitons in the spiral structure of magnets and multiferroics are discussed.
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    ABSTRACT: Understanding an electrode–electrolyte interface (EEI) behavior is a valuable tool in several areas of science. There are models based on discrete fractal structures, which explain the measurements of linear and non-linear impedance at fixed frequencies, or at determined ranges of high and low current densities. A level by level discrete calculation is needed to evaluate these models, or the use of black-box models, which affect the good understanding of the phenomenon. A continuous model based on a differential equation of an EEI is presented in this paper. It includes an electrical circuit similar to a long transmission line. It has been deduced from the discrete Liu model.
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    ABSTRACT: In this paper, the chaotic behavior of a simplest autonomous memristor-based circuit of fractional order is suppressed by periodic impulses applied to one or several state variables. The circuit consists of two passive linear elements, a capacitor and an inductor, as well as a nonlinear memristive element. It is shown that by applying a sequence of adequate (identical or different) periodic impulses to one or several variables, the chaotic behavior can be suppressed. Impulse values and control timing are determined numerically, based on the bifurcation diagram with impulses as bifurcation parameters. Empirically, the probability to have a reasonably wide range of impulses to suppress chaos is quite large, ensuring that chaos suppression can be implemented, as demonstrated by several examples presented.
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    ABSTRACT: Based on the finding that the quantum white noise (QWN) conservation operator is a Wick derivation operator acting on white noise operators, we characterize the aforementioned operator by using an extended techniques of rotation invariance operators in a first place. In a second place, we use a new idea of commutation relations with respect to the QWN-derivatives. Eventually, we use the action on the number operator. As applications, we invest these results to study three types of Wick differential equations.
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    ABSTRACT: Proxy data allows the temperature of the Earth to be mapped over long periods of time. In this work the temperature fluctuations for over 200 proxy data sets were examined and from this set 50 sets were analyzed to test for periodic and quasi-periodic fluctuations in the data sets. Temperature reconstructions over 4 different time scales were analyzed to see if patterns emerged. Data were put into four time intervals; 4,000 years, 14,000 years, 1,000,000 years, and 3,000,000 years and analyzed with a goal to understanding periodic and quasi-periodic patterns in global temperature change superimposed on a “background” average temperature change. Quasi-periodic signatures were identified that predate the Industrial Revolution, during much of which direct data on temperature are not available. These data indicate that Earth temperatures have undergone a number of periodic and quasi-periodic intervals that contain both global warming and global cooling cycles. The fluctuations are superimposed on a background of temperature change that has a declining slope during the two periods, pre-ice age and post ice age with a transition about 12,000 BCE. The data are divided into “events” that span the time periods 3,000,000 BCE to “0” CE, 1,000,000 BCE to “0” CE, 12,000 BCE to 2,000 CE and 2,000 BCE to 2,000 CE. An equation using a quasi-periodic (frequency modulated sine waves) patterns was developed to analyze the date sets for quasi-periodic patterns. “Periodicities” which show reasonable agreement with the predictions of Milankovitch and other investigators were found in the data sets.
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    ABSTRACT: Isoelastic demand function have been used in literature to study the dynamic features of systems constructed based on economic market structure. In this paper, we adopt the so-called Cobb–Douglas production function and study its impact on the steady state of an oligopolistic game that consists of four oligopolistic competitors or firms. Briefly, the paper handles three different scenarios. The first scenario introduces four oligopolistic firms who plays rational against each other in market. The firms use the myopic mechanism (or bounded rational) to update their production in the next time unit. The steady state of the obtained system in this scenario, which is the Nash equilibrium, is unique and its characteristics are investigated. Based on a local monopolistic approximation (LMA) strategy, one competitor prefers to play against the three rational firms and this is illustrated in the second scenario. The last scenario discusses the case when three competitors use the LMA strategy against a rational one. For all scenarios discrete dynamical systems are used to describe the game introduced in all scenarios. The stability analysis of the Nash equilibrium is investigated analytically and some numerical simulations are used to confirm the obtained analytical results.
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    ABSTRACT: Let be two given closed intervals, and let τ: E → F and θ: F → E be continuous maps. In this paper, we consider Koto’s chaos, sensitivity and accessibility of a given system on a given product space E × F where u ∈ E and v ∈ F. In particular, it is proved that for any Cournot map on the product space E × F, the following hold:
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    ABSTRACT: In this paper, we consider some classes of general Cantor sets satisfying (αk)- regular condition and obtain necessary and sufficient conditions to characterize the fatness and thinness of the sets for doubling measures under suitable conditions. It is applied to classify some kinds of Cantor-type sets.
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    ABSTRACT: Scheduling for the Earth observation satellites (EOSs) imaging mission is a complicated combinatorial optimization problem, especially for the agile EOSs (AEOSs). The increasing observation requirements and orbiting satellites have exacerbated the scheduling complexity in recent years. In this paper, the single agile satellite, redundant observation targets scheduling problem is studied. We introduce the theory of complex networks and find similarities between AEOS redundant targets scheduling problem and the node centrality ranking problem. Then we model this problem as a complex network, regarding each node as a possible observation opportunity, and define two factors, node importance factor and target importance factor, to describe the node/target importance. Based on the two factors, we propose a fast approximate scheduling algorithm (FASA) to obtain the effective scheduling results. Simulation results indicate the FASA is quite efficient and with broad suitability. Our work is helpful in the EOSs and AEOSs scheduling problems by using complex network knowledge.
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