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Symplectic ray tracing: a new approach to nonlinear ray tracing by using Hamiltonian dynamics
Author(s): Tetsu R. Satoh
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes a method of symplectic ray tracing for calculating the flows of non-linear dynamical systems. Symplectic ray tracing method traces the path of photons moving along the orbit calculated by using Hamilton's canonical equation. Using this method, we can simulate non-linear dynamical systems with various dimensions, accurate calculation, and quick implementation of scientif visualization system. This paper also demonstrates some visualization results of non-linear dynamical systems computed by using symplectic ray tracing method.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 June 2003
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 5009, Visualization and Data Analysis 2003, (9 June 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.473932
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Tetsu R. Satoh, Communications Research Lab. (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5009:
Visualization and Data Analysis 2003
Robert F. Erbacher; Philip C. Chen; Jonathan C. Roberts; Matti T. Groehn; Katy Boerner, Editor(s)

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