The title of the paper implies that the oscillators in the systems discussed are not permitted to possess an amplitude dynamics. This is an exaggeration which nevertheless conveys the main idea of the paper. The issue could have been stated more precisely by suggesting that the amplitudes in most of the present systems are maintained very nearly constant in time after allowing a settling period to be completed when the systems are initiated. Most of the time variations in the systems after the settling period are due to changes in phases. The paper demonstrates that oscillators possessing the latter type of dynamic behavior are useful in building certain types of instrumentation. The models of such oscillators are also useful in the analysis, simulation and in gaining insight into the behaviour of certain natural and technological systems. Both types of applications are also assisted by the fact that in the tackled oscillators the amplitude dynamics and the phase dynamics are virtually decoupled.
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|Published - 1 Dec 1985
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering