## Abstract

A general theorem for establishing the existence of a true periodic orbit near a numerically computed pseudoperiodic orbit of an autonomous system of ordinary differential equations is presented. For practical applications, a Newton method is devised to compute appropriate pseudoperiodic orbits. Then numerical considerations for checking the hypotheses of the theorem in terms of quantities which can be computed directly from the pseudoperiodic orbit and the vector field are addressed. Finally, a numerical method for estimating the Lyapunov exponents of the true periodic orbit is given. The theory and computations are designed to be applicable for unstable periodic orbits with long periods. The existence of several such periodic orbits of the Lorenz equations is exhibited.

Original language | English (US) |
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Pages (from-to) | 55-78 |

Number of pages | 24 |

Journal | Numerical Algorithms |

Volume | 14 |

Issue number | 1-3 |

State | Published - Dec 1 1997 |

## ASJC Scopus subject areas

- Applied Mathematics