catastrophic sine


last updated: 2003-07-20

When on a system an oscillation is exerted, and there is no extinction, the amplitude of the oscillation gets larger and larger. The oscillation is amplified more and more. Until... the catastrophe, so that we call the curve a catastrophic sine.

The differential equation of the phenomenon 1) leads to above equation.


1) Kuipers 1966 p. 357. Differential equation: