International Journal of Bifurcation and Chaos in Applied Sciences and Engineering

A survey of methods for computing (UN)stable manifolds of vector fields

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The computation of global invariant manifolds has seen renewed interest in recent years. We survey different approaches for computing a global stable or unstable manifold of a vector field, where we concentrate on the case of a two-dimensional manifold. All methods are illustrated with the same example - the two-dimensional stable manifold of the origin in the Lorenz system. © World Scientific Publishing Company.