Van der Pol oscillator

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Van der Pol oscillator

[′van dər ‚pōl ‚äs·ə‚lād·ər]
(electronics)
A type of relaxation oscillator which has a single pentode tube and an external circuit with a capacitance that causes the device to switch between two values of the screen voltage.
(physics)
A vibrating system that is governed by an equation of the form + ε(-x + ⅓ x 3) + x = 0.