Graduation Year


Date of Submission


Document Type

Campus Only Senior Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts



Reader 1

John Milton

Reader 2

James Higdon


The purpose of this study is to show the feasibility of controlling state transitions between attractors in a time-delayed dynamical system. Current control methods for multistable systems do not account for the time-delay for signal transmission. Our method involves momentarily turning feedback off and introducing a new initial condition before turning feedback on again. We have shown that this method is feasible by applying it to a model with known solutions. This control method can be used in many ways, but its most promising application is in the form of electroceuticals that can be used to treat and control dynamic diseases, such as epilepsy.

This thesis is restricted to the Claremont Colleges current faculty, students, and staff.