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Self-diffeomorphisms of $\mathbb{R}^2$

I guess my question is very vague. Let $\phi: \mathbb{R}^2 \to \mathbb{R}^2$ be an orientation-preserving diffeomorphism that fixes the origin. Does $\phi$ take any sort of "normal form" if we allow ...
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Ferenczi: minimal, uniquely ergodic, sublinear complexity systems are not strongly mixing

The following result is on page 26 of this paper by Ferenczi [PDF]. Corollary 3. A minimal and uniquely ergodic system of sub-affine complexity cannot be strongly mixing (i.e., $\mu(T^nA \cap B) ...
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Making a system of second-order ODEs chaotic

Consider a system of N linear 2nd-order OEDs, describing a system of coupled one-dimensional harmonic oscillators, with couplings given by matrix A and positions $X = (x_1, x_2, ..., x_N)$, we have ...
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Smoothness in Ecalle's method for fractional iterates

Some four years ago I answered my own question on fractional iteration, concluding that there is a half iterate of sine, that is $f(f(x)) = \sin x,$ which is real analytic for $0 < x < \pi$ but ...
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Differential Geometric Aspects of Rubber Bands

What happens, if a rubber band ( of length $l_0$ that has been stretched to length $l_1:=l_0+\Delta l\;$ and brought into the shape of a closed curve in $\mathbb{R}^3$ ) is released and if the only ...
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Trapping a particle

A particle starts a brownian walk in the middle of a long tunnel in the plane, at one end of the tunnel is a region Y of given area A. Does the shape of region Y affect average time for the particle ...
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A question on periodic points and recurrent points

I have been reading the book "dynamical systems and semisimple groups an introduction". In this book, a point of a topological $G$-space $X$ is a periodic point if $G/G_x$ is compact, where $G$ is a ...
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Complementary integrable vector fields

Let $(M,g)$ be a Riemannian manifold. Assume that $X$ is a non vanishing vector field tangent to $M$.(Or assume that we have a one dimensional foliation of $M$). Under what geometric ...
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Algorithm for determining when polynomial iteration is bounded?

Let $f: \mathbb{Q}\to \mathbb{Q}$ be a polynomial map with rational coefficients. Let $p\in \mathbb{Q}^n$. Is there a known algorithm that given this data determines whether or not the iterates ...
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Generic absence of non-trivial first integrals of geodesic flows

Is it true that given a smooth manifold M (with or without boundary), a "generic" metric g on M does not possess any non-trivial (non-constant) first integral for the geodesic flow induced by g on the ...
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Characterization of certain analytic vector fields on $S^{2}$

Let $X$ be a real analytic vector field on $S^{2}$ which satisfies: $X$ has a finite number of singularities on $S^{2}$ The equator is invariant under flow of $X$ 3.$g_{*}X=X\; ...
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Are codimension one foliations of $\mathbb{R}^{n}-\{0\}$ with compact leaves, stable at origin?

Assume that we have a codimension one foliation of $\mathbb{R}^{n}-\{0\}$ with compact leaves. Is it true to say that the foliation is stable at origin:That is: for every neighborhood $V$ of ...
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Dropping altitudes to achieve nonobtuse planar triangulations: finite or infinite?

Given a planar triangulation of (say) a convex region, imagine the following process to convert it to a triangulation with no obtuse angles: Pick an arbitrary obtuse angle at vertex $a$ of ...
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Why Poincare sphere compactification and not torus compactification

The Poincare compactification is a method to carry a polynomial vector field on the plane to an analytic vector field on $S^{2}$ via analytic embedding $$(x,y)\to ...
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“The” kronecker foliation or “a” kronecker foliation?

Consider the following two foliations of torus: 1)The Kronecker foliation with slope $\sqrt{2}$ 2)The Kronecker foliation with slope $\pi$ As I learn from the literature, these two foliations are ...
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The type of a Riemann surface arising from a polynomial vector field

Consider the planar polynomial vector field $$\begin{cases} \dot x=P(x,y)\\ \dot y=Q(x,y)\end{cases}$$ It defines a singular foliation on $\mathbb{C}P^{2}$. Assume that a complex leaf contains ...
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Smooth normal forms of vector fields (the path method)

I start by considering a polynomial vector field $$F=\varepsilon\frac{\partial}{\partial x}-(z^2+x)\frac{\partial}{\partial z}+0\frac{\partial}{\partial \varepsilon}.$$ Next I define a perturbation of ...
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Prime factorization “demoted” leads to function whose fixed points are primes?

Let $n$ be a natural number whose prime factorization is $$n=\prod_{i=1}^{k}p_i^{\alpha_i} \; .$$ Define a function $g(n)$ as follows $$g(n)=\sum_{i=1}^{k}p_i {\alpha_i} \,$$ i.e., exponentiation is ...
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Escape the zombie apocalypse

Consider zombies placed uniformly at random over $\mathbb{R}^2$ with asymptotic density $\mu$ zombies/area. You are placed at a random point and can move with speed $1$. Zombies move with speed $v\leq ...
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Involution on $\chi^{\infty}(\mathbb{R}^{n})$

Is there a Lie algebraic involution $\theta$ on $\chi^{\infty}(\mathbb{R}^{n})$ which restriction to linear vector fields is the involution $\theta(A)=-A^{tr}$ for $A\in M_{n}(\mathbb{R})$? ...
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First return time in an interval for N particles rotating on the circle at constant random speeds

Here is my problem: draw N velocities $v_1,v_2,\dots,v_n$ in $[-\pi,\pi]^N$ from some measure (Haar measure of uniform independent for simplicity) and make $N$ particles rotate around the circle with ...
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A strengthening of base 2 Fermat pseudoprime

If $n$ is a prime then for all $k$ with $1 \le k \le [n/2]$, $k$ divides ${n-1 \choose 2k-1}$ because of the identity ${n-1 \choose 2k-1} \frac{n}{k}=2{n \choose 2k}$. My question is whether an ...
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The lonely molecule

Suppose $n$ air molecules (infinitesimal points) are bouncing around in a unit $d$-dimensional cube, with perfectly elastic wall collisions. Let $k=n^{\frac{1}{d}}$. For example, in 3D, $d=3$, with ...
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Not-lonely runners

The lonely runner conjecture has several formulations. They all involve a number $n$ runners running on a circular track, each with a different speeds, and the conjecture is that each runner is ...
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If there is a dense geodesic, are almost all geodesics equidistributed? Dense?

Let $M$ be a complete finite volume Riemannian manifold and $\gamma : \mathbb{R}^{\geq 0} \to M$ a geodesic. Suppose that $\mathrm{im}(\gamma)$ is dense. Is it equidistributed in the Riemannian ...
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Generic path in the space of vector fields on the orientable surface

Who knows, does a theorem of such form exist: Any one-parameter family of vector fields on the orientable surface may be slightly perturbed such that 1) all fields in the family except finite number ...
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A question on involutions on the Lie algebra of vector fields

Edite According to the essential comment of Ian Agol I revise the question as follows For a smooth manifold $M$, is there a non identity involution $\theta$ on the lie algebra $\chi^{\infty}(M)$ ...
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Positively invariant set

In my research I need to show that the set $$S:=\left\{x_{i}\in [0,1] , y_{i} \in [0,c_{i}] ; i = 1,\dots , n; \sum_{i=1}^{n}(x_{i}+y_{i}) =1\right\},$$ is positively invariant with respect the ...
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Are there $0$ entropy non-atomic invariant measures for $2x$ and $3x$ modulo $1?$

This question appears for first time (to my knowledge) in ×2 and ×3 invariant measures and entropy Daniel J. Rudolph Ergodic Theory and Dynamical Systems / Volume 10 / Issue 02 / June 1990, pp 395 - ...
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A derivational approach to the Poincare Bendixson Theorem

Let $X=P\frac{\partial}{\partial x}+Q\frac{\partial}{\partial y}$ be a smooth vector field on the plane. Assume that $K\subset \mathbb{R}^{2}$ is a compact subset (not necessarily invariant under ...
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Name/terminology for a relationship between group actions

Let $G$ and $H$ be groups, both acting on a set $X$. Suppose that there is a homomorphism $\phi:G\to H$ such that for every $g\in G$ and $x\in X$, $g\cdot x = \phi(g)\cdot x$. Is there a name for this ...
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Measure theoretic entropy

I don't know if this is an elementary question or not. In what follows all maps are continuous Suppose that $P:\mathbb{C}\rightarrow\mathbb{C}$ is a complex polynomial of degree $d>1$ and let ...
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Ellipses on spheres (and other surfaces)

Define an ellipse $E$ on a sphere as the locus of points whose sum of shortest geodesic distances to two foci $p_1$ and $p_2$ is a constant $d$. There are conditions on $\{ p_1, p_2, d \}$ for this ...
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The geometric shape of domains of flows

Consider a smooth (non-compact) manifold $M$ with a vector field $X$. Then we know that there is a open neighbourhood $U \subseteq M \times \mathbb{R}$ of $M \times \{0\}$ such that on $U$ the flow ...
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Base change for $\sqrt{2}.$

This is a direct follow-up to Conjecture on irrational algebraic numbers. Take the decimal expansion for $\sqrt{2},$ but now think of it as the base $11$ expansion of some number $\theta_{11}.$ Is ...
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Jacobian has small eigenvalues everywhere in an open set. Does this imply globally attracting fixed point in that set?

Let $U$ be an open subset of $\mathbb{R}^2$. For my purposes, we can assume that $U$ is just a rectangle. I have an infinitely differentiable map $M:U\to U$ that has a unique fixed point $p$ in $U$. ...
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Angles and proportions occurring in L-system fractals

This is about properties of certain fractals defined by Lindenmayer systems, a.k.a. L-systems. Unlike “classical” fractals like Julia sets or the Mandelbrot set (the name “set” says it all), these ...
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Central Limit Theorem(s) for irrational rotation

Let $\alpha$ be irrational and $T: S^1 \rightarrow S^1$ be the rotation by $\alpha$. I'm interested in what type of Central Limit Theorem (if any) can hold for sums $Y_n = ...
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The integral of torsion

I found the following * exercise (exercise *9) in page 407 of the book of Do Carmo "Differential geometry of curves and surfaces". This problem is a classical theorem which is referenced in the book ...
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On the volume entropy of negatively curved manifolds

Let $X$ be the universal cover of a closed negatively curved Riemannian manifold. Let $x_0\in X$ be a base point, $S$ be the unit sphere in $T_{x_0}X$ and $\exp:T_{x_0}X\rightarrow X$ be the ...
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On the Birkhoff ergodic theorem for geodesic flows

Let $S$ be a closed surface endowed with a Riemannian metric of negative curvature and let $US$ be the unit tangent bundle. Let $\mu$ be the Liouville measure on $US$. Let $f: ...
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Is there a effective computational criterion to all periodic points of a rational function are repelling.

I came up with a question to know the fatou component of of some types of rational function. In some sense, I may need to give a computational criterion to existence of attracting periodic basin for a ...
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Does the number of zero eigenvalues correspond to the dimension of equilibrium manifold for nonlinear system?

Consider nonlinear dynamical system with $m \times m$ Jacobian matrix $J(x)$ that has $k$ zero eigenvalues for all $x$. The rest $m-k$ eigenvalues have negative real part for all $x$. Is that true ...
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The error in Petrovski and Landis' proof of the 16th Hilbert problem

Edit:For a recent progress on the Hilbert 16th problem see the following note. Best wishes for the authors of this paper and their final success. I thank Loic Teyssier who informed me of ...
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Heisenberg group acts on the circle

Let $H$ be a Heisenberg group, i.e. $$ H=\left\langle a,b,c |[a,b]=c,[a,c]=[b,c]=1\right\rangle. $$ $H$ acts on the circle by homeomorphism which preserves the orientation. If the rotation number of ...
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Proof of im/possibility of constructing any fractal by iterated function systems? [closed]

Well the question is as simple as that and what I really want to see is if there is a mathematical proof that can tell whether every fractal(object of any non-integer dimension) can be constructed by ...
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Regarding a paper relating surfaces and integrable mappings

This question has been posted on stackexchange, without answers. I'm reading the paper "A classification of two-dimensional integrable mappings and rational elliptic surfaces". I have two questions: ...
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Regarding the definition of S-flows over a category (given a monoid S)

(This question was originally directed to Simone Virili, referring to the answer http://mathoverflow.net/a/103840/2926, but could also be addressed to the greater community.) I was wondering if you ...
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The Moyal action of a planar vector field

Let $X=P\frac{\partial}{\partial x}+Q\frac{\partial}{\partial y}$ be a polynomial vector field on $\mathbb{R}^{2}$. Consider the following (Moyal) operator on $\mathbb{C}[x,y]$: ...
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Estimates of Hausdorff dimension (and its derivatives)

For example, the cookie cutter maps, say $T:I_1 \cup I_2 \subset [0,1] \to [0,1] $ is a $C^2$ map such that $|T'|>1$ and provided $I_1$ and $I_2$ are disjoint closed intervals and $T(I_i)=[0,1]$. ...