So I used NDsolve to find the approximation for y1 and y2, shown below.

a = 1;
b = -1; 
delta = 0.22;
f = 0.3;
eqs = { y1'[t] == y2[t], 
  y2'[t] == -b*y1[t] - delta*y2[t] - a*y1[t]^3 + f*Cos[y3[t]], 
  y3'[t] == 1, 
  y1[0] == 1, y2[0] == 0, y3[0] == 0 }
sol = NDSolve[eqs, {y1[t], y2[t]}, {t, 0, 200} ]

I'm now trying to plot y2 vs y1 but it doesn't work. Please help.

ParametricPlot[ {y2[t] /. sol, y1[t] /. sol}, {t, 0, 200} ]

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ParametricPlot[{y2[t] /. sol[[1]], y1[t] /. sol[[1]]}, {t, 0, 200}]

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  • $\begingroup$ Or ParametricPlot[{y2[t], y1[t]} /. sol[[1]], {t, 0, 200}] $\endgroup$ – Chris K Dec 6 '17 at 1:21


sol = NDSolveValue[eqs, {y2, y1}, {t, 0, 200}]; 
ListLinePlot[Transpose@Through[sol["ValuesOnGrid"]], AspectRatio -> Automatic]

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