Articles written in Pramana – Journal of Physics
Volume 29 Issue 4 October 1987 pp 409-417 Condensed Matter Physics
Optical birefringence and order parameter of three nematogens
Results of the measurement of refractive indices and densities of three nematic liquid crystals at different temperatures are reported. The molecular polarizabilities have been calculated from refractive indices using both the Vuks’ and the Neugebauer’s relations. The orientational order parameters are determined from the polarizability values. The variation of order parameter with temperature for these compounds shows a reasonably good agreement with Maier and Saupe theory except near the clearing points where the experimental values are less than those obtained from the theory. The possible reasons for this have been discussed.
Volume 45 Issue 4 October 1995 pp 305-309
Painlevé analysis and integrability of the damped anharmonic oscillator equation
The Painlevé analysis is applied to the anharmonic oscillator equation$$\ddot x + d\dot x + Ax + Bx^2 + Cx^3 = 0$$. The following three integrable cases are identified: (i)
Volume 47 Issue 3 September 1996 pp 183-198
The Painlevé property, integrability and chaotic behaviour of a two-coupled Duffing oscillators
Integrability and chaotic behaviour in a two-coupled Duffing oscillators are studied. The coupling is nonlinear. Painlevé test is performed to identify integrable cases of damped- and force-free system. Exact analytical solutions are given for the integrable cases. Effect of external periodic forces for (i) single well with infinite height potential, (ii) potential with a hump at the centre and (iii) single well with finite height hump potential are numerically investigated. Occurrence of multiple attractors and period doubling cascades of coexisting attractors is presented.
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