A new chaotic system with fractional order and its projective synchronization. (English) Zbl 1204.37035

Summary: Based on Rikitake system, a new chaotic system is discussed. Some basic dynamical properties, such as equilibrium points, Lyapunov exponents, fractal dimension, Poincaré map, bifurcation diagrams and chaotic dynamical behaviors of the new chaotic system are studied, either numerically or analytically. The obtained results show clearly that the system discussed is a new chaotic system. By utilizing the fractional calculus theory and computer simulations, it is found that chaos exists in the new fractional-order three-dimensional system with order less than 3. The lowest order to yield chaos in this system is 2.733. The results are validated by the existence of one positive Lyapunov exponent and some phase diagrams. Further, based on the stability theory of the fractional-order system, projective synchronization of the new fractional-order chaotic system through designing the suitable nonlinear controller is investigated. The proposed method is rather simple and need not compute the conditional Lyapunov exponents. Numerical results are performed to verify the effectiveness of the presented synchronization scheme.


37D45 Strange attractors, chaotic dynamics of systems with hyperbolic behavior
34C28 Complex behavior and chaotic systems of ordinary differential equations
34A08 Fractional ordinary differential equations
37N35 Dynamical systems in control
93D15 Stabilization of systems by feedback
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