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Example for a dynamical system which is not point-distal

Let $(X, d)$ be a compact metric space, let $T$ be a group of actions on $X$. Then $(X,T)$ is a topological dynamical system with transformation group $T$, and we denote it by $(X,T)$. We say points ...
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Periodic solution of first order ODE

There is a famous result shows that for every continuous function $f:{\mathbb R}\rightarrow {\mathbb R}$, the first order autonomous system $$ \left\{ \begin{array}{l} \dot{x}=f(x), \\ x(t_0)=x_0, ...
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Nonexistence of Limit Cycle

Consider a planar dynamical system described in polar coordinates as $$ \left\{ \begin{array}{ll} \dot{\theta}=\Delta - r \sin \theta,\\ \dot{r} = - r + 1 + \cos \theta, \end{array} \right. $$ where ...
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Mixing property of first return map

Let $(X,\mathcal{X},\mu)$ be a probability measure system, $T:X\to X$ be a $\mu$-preserving isomorphism on $X$. Let $A\in \mathcal{X}$ such that $\mu(\bigcup_{n\ge 0}T^nA)=1$, and $\mu_A$ be the ...
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Limit cycles as closed geodesics(geodesiable flow)

The classical Van der Pol equation is the following vector field on $\mathbb{R}^{2}$: \begin{equation}\cases{\dot{x}=y-(x^{3}-x)\\ \dot{y}=-x}\end{equation} This equation defines a foliation on ...
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Analytic vector fields on surfaces which have infinite number of singularities

Let $X$ be an analytic vector field on a compact oriantable surface $S$ with volume form $\omega$. We denote the set of its singularities by $Z(X)$. A local question Is there an analytic vector ...
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Global Solutions of Ordinary Differential Equations

Background Let $f: [0, \infty) \times {\mathbb R}^n \rightarrow {\mathbb R}^n$ be a jointly measurable function satisfying, $f(t, \cdot)$ is locally Lipschitz for every $t \geqslant 0$, for every ...
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Raphael Douady's thesis: Applications du théorème des tores invariants

Raphael Douady's thesis, Applications du théorème des tores invariants, has been cited in numerous papers by many experts. According Wikipedia, he proves of the equivalence of KAM ...
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Constructing an interval exchange given a prescribed trajectory

Given a prescribed trajectory, is it possible to construct an interval exchange having this trajectory? For example, given a 3-letter word (like aaabbbccabcaaa ), is it possible to construct a 3- ...
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Spearing rolling hula hoops

Or: Stabbing rolling disks. Imagine there are $n$ unit-diameter disks rolling between $x=0$ and $x=d$, reflecting off either end. The disk centers start at a random location within $[\frac{1}{2}, ...
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Link between presence of attracting random fixed points and synchronisation - is this an open question?

This is a question in the theory of random dynamical systems. Let $(X,d)$ be a compact metric space, let $(I,\mathcal{I},\nu)$ be a probability space, and let $(f_\alpha)_{\alpha \in I}$ be an ...
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Question on center-stable manifold

Assume that you have a gradient system smooth enough and a fixed point $x_{0}$. Is it true that if $x_{0} \in \omega(x)$ then $\gamma^{+}(x)$ must intersect the local center-stable manifold of ...
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Fractal-like structures arising from the action of a group on $\mathbb{Z}^2$

Let $G := \langle a, b, c \rangle < {\rm Sym}(\mathbb{Z}^2)$ be the group generated by the permutation $$ a: \ (m,n) \ \mapsto \ (m-n,m) $$ of order $6$ and the involutions $$ b: \ (m,n) \ ...
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Find a sequence with uniform frequencies and recurrent property

Given any 4 positive numbers $p_{00}\,,p_{01}=p_{10}\,,p_{11}$,such that the sum of the 4 numbers is 1, now I want to find a sequence in $\{0\,,1\}^\mathbb{N}$ such that this sequence has uniform ...
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n-body systems and bifurcations

From what I understand, in bifurcation theory, one definition of the equivalence of two dynamical systems is that they are topologically equivalent. However if say proteins A, B start out as straight ...
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Physical Measure Vs. SRB measures

Anybody can help me to have an idea about an example showing the difference of a Physical measur with compare to an SRB measure? By a Physical measure i mean in the sense of $\nu$ a ...
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Invariant subsets of $z \mapsto z^2$

Where can I find an explicit construction of closed invariant subsets of the map $z \mapsto z^2$ on the unit circle? Furstenberg mentions that there are continuum of such disjoint minimal sets but ...
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Invariant measures on a compact metric space

I'm dealing with a continuous flow on a compact metric space $X$, and $\mu$, $\nu$ are two invariant Borel probability measures on $X$. If I know that $\mu(A)=\nu(A)$ for all the invariant Borel ...
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A variation of the Banach fixed-point theorem

Let $(X, d)$ be complete metric space, $q \in [0, 1)$ be a real number, and $f$ be a map that satisfies $$d(f(x), f(y)) \leq q \cdot d(x, y)$$ for all $x, y \in X$. Then, Banach fixed-point theorem ...
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Renewal systems: Intrinsic ergodicity and a question related to the Adler's conjecture

Consider the alphabet $\mathcal{A} = \{0,1\}$ and consider a finite set of words $W = \{\omega_1, \ldots , \omega_n\}$ over $\mathcal{A}$. Then the renewal system $\Sigma_{W}$ generated by $W$ is ...
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Gradient-like systems and limit sets

Suppose we have an autonomous ode $$\dot{x} = f(x)$$ which corresponds to a $\underline{gradient-like}$ dynamical system, $f: \mathbb{R}^n \to \mathbb{R}^n$. Is it true that the set of initial ...
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excplicit formula of iterates of an interval exchange

Let $f$ be an interval exchange transformation of $[0,1]$. Is there an explicit formula giving $f^k(0)$ in function of $k$? If not, are there particular cases where this formula is simple? (except ...
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Markov Partitions for toral automorphisms

I know that my question is more practical than theoretical. But, I do know where to look for the theoretical sources. I want to find a program in the case that it exists (does it?), or to program it. ...
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Question about a length inequality in algebraic dynamics

Let $X$ be a Noetherian scheme. Let $f\colon X\rightarrow X$ be an integral self-morphism. If $x\in X$ is a closed point, I will write $\mathcal{F}_{1}^x$ for the coherent sheaf of ...
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Open dynamical system of doubling map

I want to prove the following simple lemma: Let $T(x)=2x\mod 1$, be defined on $[0\,,1)$ to itself,suppose for any $k\ge 0$, $T^{k}(a)\notin(a\,,b)$, then we have $\Omega=\{x\in[0\,,1):\mbox{for ...
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A question on “The weakened Hilbert 16th problem”

In this question we are interested in the number of limit cycles which appear in the following perturbational system: \begin{equation}\cases{ x'=y -x^{2}+\epsilon P(x,y) \\ y'=-x+\epsilon Q(x,y) } ...
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Real analytic ergodic diffeomorphisms of the two sphere

Does there exists a real analytic area preserving ergodic diffeomorphism on $S^2$? (Possibly by perturbing a rotation in the real-analytic topology?)
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Is a certain set of periodic solutions of the 2D Navier-Stokes equations closed generically?

I would be interested to know if a certain set of periodic solutions for the two-dimensional Navier-Stokes equations is closed generically. Many similar (yet not identical) set-ups can be found in the ...
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Linear dynamical systems: interpretation of Frobenius eigenvector

Consider a positive linear dynamical system. $\frac{dx}{dt}=Ax$, where $A$ is a quasipositive/Metzler/essentially nonnegative matrix. By its properties, the vector $x$ will remain positive for all ...
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Power series expansion of the Koenigs function

Given a non-zero holomorphic function $f$ fixing $0$ which isn't a Mobius transform, the Koenigs function of $f$, which we'll call $h$, is the function which linearizes $f$ in the sense that $$ ...
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Existence and uniqueness of heteroclinic orbits

I am looking for conditions on a nonlinear dynamical system $\frac{d\vec{x}}{dt} = \vec{F}(\vec{x})$ that guarantee the existence of a unique heteroclinic orbit between a stable attractor of this ...
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What is a pure algebraic interpretation for this dynamical property?

According to comments of Yves Cornulier to the previous version of this question I revise the question as follows: To what extent the following types of Lie algebras $A$ are classified? And what is ...
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Iteration of a 2D map involving absolute value: phase transition?

I was looking at this map: $f(x,y) \mapsto (|x-y|,x)$, starting from some point with coordinates $(x,y) \in [0,1]^2$, and iterating: $(x,y),\, f(x,y), \, f^2(x,y), \,f^3(x,y), \ldots$. It displays ...
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How is the Fractal Dimension of a Parametric Curve Related to the Fractal Dimensions of its Coordinate Functions?

Question: Suppose the fractal dimension $1\le d_c\le2$ of a planar parametric curve $c(t) := (x(t),y(t))$ is given; can any nontrivial estimates for the fractal dimensions $d_x$ of $x(t)$ and $d_y$ of ...
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Does conjugacy preserve the set of synchronizing blocks?

A synchronized system is a transitive shift space $X$ which has a synchronizing block $v$, that is $v$ is an admissible block for $X$ and whenever $vw$ and $uv$ are admissible blocks in $X$, then ...
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Mixing coded systems and period of their graph presentations

A coded system [see F. Blanchard, G. Hansel, Systèmes codés, Theoretical Computer Science, Vol. 44, 1986, pp. 17-49, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0304-3975(86)90108-8. ...
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Lebesgue entropy zero and positive topological entropy

I am looking for examples of volume preserving $C^{\infty}$ diffeomorphisms $f$ of a surface, which have positive topological entropy ($h(f) > 0$), but that the Lebesgue measure entropy (metric ...
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Automorphisms of strictly ergodic shift spaces

Let $X$ be a strictly ergodic shift space, and $\omega_1$, $\omega_2$ be two different points in $X$. Is there an automorphism $\Psi$ of $X$ such that $\Psi(\omega_1)=\omega_2$? By an automorphism I ...
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There is a horseshoe with positive measure

Here is a theorem by Bowen : My question is about the highlighted part in the picture. why there such a function $g$ exist?
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Id monodromy in hamiltonian dynamics

In my problem I have non autonomous Hamiltonian which depends on 2 parameters (pretty close to oscillator Hamiltonian, $(a+b\cos t +1) p^2+(a+b\cos t-1)q^2$, $a,b$ - parameters). From numerical ...
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Are rounded rectangle billiard dynamics ergodic?

Bunimovich proved that the billiard-ball dynamics in the Bunimovich stadium is ergodic.            (Image from this link.) Q. Is it known that the ...
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Blocking light with mirrored convex objects

There is a long-unsolved problem posed by Janos Pach, sometimes known as the enchanted forest problem, which asks if it is possible to block a point light source in the plane from reaching infinity by ...
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Perfectly centered break of a perfectly aligned pool ball rack

Imagine the beginning of a game of pool, you have 16 balls, 15 of them in a triangle <| and 1 of them being the cue ball off to the left of that triangle. Imagine that the rack (the 15 balls in a ...
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An absolutely continuous foliation, which is not transversely absolutely continuous

Currently I'm studying "Introduction to dyamical systems" by Stuck and Brin. In chapter 6 they define absolutely continuous and transversely absolutely continuous foliations. By proposition 6.2.2 if ...
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random maass waveforms

Let $H$ be the upper half complex plane and $\Gamma$ a discrete subgroup of $SL_2(\mathbb{Z})$ such that the volume of of $\Gamma \backslash H$ is finite. There is a conjecture of Berry that Maass ...
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Looking for methods/results for explicitly bounding iterations of rational functions

In Theorem 2.6.4 of Beardon's book, "Iteration of Rational Functions", he states the values for the first two coefficients of an iterated power series. That is, suppose that $$ ...
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An algebraic Hamiltonian vector field with a finite number of periodic orbits

Edit: There is an interesting complete answer for the second part(see the answer by Thomas Kragh). I search for an answer for the first part. 1.Is there a polynomial Hamiltonian ...
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Angle between two subspaces

Let $f:M\to M$ be a diffeomorphism on a compact riemannian manifold $M$.In the definition of a hyperbolic set we know that for all $x\in M$ there is a splitting of tangent space $T_xM=E^s(x)\oplus ...
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Question on measure zero set of initial conditions in dynamical systems

[Update] Let $S \subseteq \mathbb{R}^n$ be a closed, bounded, convex set with measure $m(S)>0$ and let an autonomous dynamical system (system of ODEs) be given by $$\frac{dx}{dt} = f(x),$$ where ...
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the union of local stable manifolds along local unstable manifolds

Let $f:M\rightarrow M$ be a $C^2$ hyperbolic diffeomorphism on compact connected riemannian manifold $M$. then there are local stable and unstable manifolds at each point denoted by $W^s_\delta(x), ...