N. Berglund, H. Kunz
Memory Effects and Scaling Laws in Slowly Driven Systems
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ABSTRACT. This article deals with dynamical systems depending on a slowly varying
parameter. We present several physical examples illustrating memory
effects, such as metastability and hysteresis, which frequently appear in
these systems. A mathematical theory is outlined, which allows to show
existence of hysteresis cycles, and determine related scaling laws.