An Introduction To Dissipation Induced Instabilities

This paper is a brief introduction to dissipation induced instabilites. I will first providing several technical definitions of stability and try to illustrate them through examples. I use the Lagrange top as an example of a system which illustrates how stability is lost after the addition of disspation and show how to extend the basic ideas to the full theory.

The full paper is linked under files. Please read dissipation2.pdf.

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