Reconnection processes of twin-chains are systematically studied in the quadratic twist map. By using the reversibility and symmetry of the mapping, the location of the indicator points is theoretically determined in the phase space. The indicator points enable us to obtain useful information about the reconnection processes and the transition to global chaos. We succeed in deriving the general conditions for the reconnection thresholds. In addition, a new type of reconnection process which generates shearless curves is studied.
|Progress of Theoretical Physics
|Published - 1998
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