Non-stationary chaos is a universal phenomenon in non-hyperbolic dynamical systems. Basic problems regarding the non-stationarity are discussed from ergodic-theoretical viewpoints. By use of a simple system, it is shown that `the law of large number' as well as `the law of small number' break down in the non-stationary regime. The non-stationarity in dynamical systems proposes a crucial problem underlying in the transitional region between chance and necessity, where non-observable processes behind reality interplay with observable ones. The incompleteness of statistical ensembles is discussed from the Karamata's theory. Finally, the significance of the stationary/non-stationary interface is emphasized in relation to the universality of 1/f fluctuations.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Statistical and Nonlinear Physics