Dynamics of flows and maps (continuous and discrete time), including infinite-dimensional dynamics, Hamiltonian dynamics, ergodic theory.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

0
votes
0answers
43 views

Integrability of the orthogonal complement of a holomorphic vector field on $\mathbb{C}^{2}$

Assume that $$\begin{cases}\dot x=P(x,y)\\\dot y=Q(x,y)\end{cases}$$ is a non vanishing holomorphic vector field on an open subset $U$ of $\mathbb{C}^{2}\simeq \mathbb{R}^{4}$. It defines a two ...
0
votes
0answers
157 views

On a certain set of probability measures on a shift

Denote by $\mathbb{Z}_2=\{0,1\}$ the integers modulo 2. Let $S:\mathbb{Z}_{2}^{\mathbb{N}}\times\mathbb{Z}_{2}^{\mathbb{N}} \rightarrow \mathbb{Z}_{2}^{\mathbb{N}}$ be the sum $S(a,b) = a+b$, where ...
9
votes
1answer
256 views

The intuition behind the Hilbert projective metric and the Perron Frobenius Theorem

Recently I have read a proof of the Perron Frobenius Theorem for positive aperiodic matrices. In this proof, the trick is to put a metric in the "positive quadrant" of $\mathbb{R}^n$, ...
1
vote
1answer
64 views

Holomorphic vector field with infinite separatrix

Let $V=\sum_{i=1}^{n}a_i(z_1,\ldots z_n)\frac{\partial}{\partial z_i}$ be a holomorphic vector field defined on a neighborhood $U\subset \mathbb{C}^n$ of the origin, such that the common zero point of ...
2
votes
2answers
98 views

“Dynamical” spectral gap for the orignal system out of the spectral gap for the induced system

I would like to prove presence of a spectral gap for the transfer (Ruelle-Perron-Frobenius) operator for some non-uniformly hyperbolic dynamical system on the unit interval. Suppose that I know how to ...
1
vote
3answers
198 views

reference on complex dynamics

Please someone suggest me some reference on the topic "Complex Dynamics". I want a brief geometric treatment from the root level. I have graduate level background on complex analysis, riemannian ...
6
votes
0answers
121 views

How much energy will be released in the explosion when one shoots a superelastic billiard ball into a collection of still superelastic billiard balls?

Consider the following scenario. Let $\alpha>1$. Suppose whenever two superelastic balls collide at speed $\gamma$ they bounce off each other at speed $\gamma\cdot\alpha$ (i.e. $\alpha$ is the ...
5
votes
2answers
225 views

Noninvariance for a specific nonlinear oscillator

Consider the nonlinear system \begin{align*} \frac{d}{dt} \begin{pmatrix} x_1(t) \\ x_2(t) \end{pmatrix} = \begin{pmatrix} x_2(t) \\ -4x_1(t) + x_1^2(t) \end{pmatrix}, \end{align*} which admits ...
0
votes
0answers
85 views

when the composition of two ergodic maps is ergodic?

I would like to know if there are sufficient criteria for the composition of two ergodic maps to be still ergodic. My context is piecewise affine transformations of the torus in arbitrary dimensions
20
votes
2answers
642 views

Distribution of the Error term in GH Hardy's “curious result” $\sum_{\nu \leq n } \{ \nu \theta \}^2 = \tfrac{1}{12} n + O(1)$

In an early paper, GH Hardy talks about the distribution of "curious" sum: $$ \sum_{\nu \leq n } \{ \nu \theta \}^2 = \tfrac{1}{12} n + O(1)$$ where $\{x\}:=x-\left \lfloor x \right \rfloor -1/2$. ...
0
votes
0answers
71 views

A heat equation approach to the perturbation of vector field with center

Edit: According to the comment of Willie Wong I realize that the previous version was trivial. I thank him for his comment. Now I revise it. We consider the heat equation $$U_{t}=\Delta ...
16
votes
1answer
663 views

Are the algebraic numbers dense everywhere on the boundary of the Mandelbrot set?

Let $\mathcal{B}$ denote the boundary of the Mandelbrot set, and let $\overline{\mathbb{Q}}$ denote the algebraic closure of the rationals. Further put $\mathcal{B}_{\overline{\mathbb{Q}}} := ...
9
votes
1answer
216 views

Conformal changes of metric and geodesics

Suppose $(M,g)$ is a Riemannian manifold. Let us assume that $X$ denotes a vector field in this manifold and consider the integral curves of this vector field. Does there exist a conformal factor $c$ ...
5
votes
0answers
74 views

What statistical data/quantities are known about the time spent by a generic orbit of an ergodic system in a fixed set?

By the ergodic theorem, we know that for almost every point, the average time spent by an orbit in a set is equal to the relative measure of that set. What other information about that time can we ...
5
votes
0answers
95 views

A finiteness question for integrable polynomial distributions on $\mathbb{R}^3$

This question is motivated by the finitness of limit cycles for polynomial vector fields on $\mathbb{R}^2$ Assume that $X,Y$ are two independent polynomial vector fields on $\mathbb{R}^{3}$ such ...
5
votes
0answers
59 views

Is there a name for a bifurcation where a stable fixed point bifurcates into three fixed points: stable, unstable and saddle?

Consider the differential equation on $\mathbb{R}^2$ whose polar-coordinate representation is given by $$ \begin{array}{r c l} \dot{r} & = & r(\alpha - r^2) \\ \dot{\theta} & = & ...
4
votes
2answers
253 views

Entropy equals zero?

Imagine you have a shift invariant ($\sigma$-invariant) probability measure $\eta$ in the Bernoulli space $\{0,1\}^{\mathbb{N}}$. Define $\mathcal{P} = \{[0],[1]\}$; $\mathcal{P}^{n} = ...
2
votes
0answers
120 views

Flow on invariant Lagrangian tori

The most concrete version of the question is : A (necessarily) invariant Lagrangian torus $L$ on the unit cotangent of a Riemannian metric on the two-torus carries a periodic orbit with period $T$. ...
2
votes
0answers
84 views

What is known about topological equivalence of polynomial dynamical systems on two different domains in R^n?

The question is mainly about $\it flows$, not maps (i.e., continuous time, not discrete time). Is it known if the study of polynomial dynamical systems on $\mathbb R^n$ can be reduced to the study ...
1
vote
0answers
218 views

A Perron-Frobenius problem

Let $A$ be an irreducible nonnegative matrix with column sums equal to 1. Let $b\in R^n$ have components summing to 0, and let $u$ be the solution of $u=Au+b$ with components summing to 1 (unique ...
2
votes
1answer
80 views

Difference between Hopf-Turing bifurcation and traveling-waves bifurcation in reaction-diffusion systems

I am perturbing a dynamical system with a perturbation that looks like $$\vec u e^{-i k x} e^{\sigma(p;k)t}$$ where $\sigma$ is a function of the parameters of the dynamical system and the wavenumber, ...
5
votes
0answers
106 views

cohomology ring of stable configuration spaces

Let $M$ be a compact Riemannian manifold without boundary. Distinct $k$-points $x_1,\cdots,x_k\in M$ are called stable if the potential energy given by coulomb forces among $k$ electrons reaches ...
1
vote
1answer
82 views

Definition o branched 1-manifold [closed]

i'm studying a papper which has this term "branched 1-manifolds", but the papper does not explain this, according to Wikipédia: "A finite graph whose edges are smoothly embedded arcs in a surface, ...
6
votes
1answer
306 views

electron configuration on manifolds

Let $M$ be a Riemannian manifold. For $k\geq 2$, suppose there are $k$ particles whose mass and volume can be regarded as zero and negatively charged with electricity equally. These $k$ particles move ...
4
votes
1answer
63 views

Problem on differential inclusion

For a differential inclusion $x'(t)\in h(x(t))$, is there any condition (of course, I don't want the map to be single-valued) under which we can say that for any trajectory $x(.)$ satisfying the ...
3
votes
0answers
153 views

Dynamics of an inequality

The dynamics $D\ni(r_i,r_{i+1})\mapsto(r_{i+1},r_{i+2})\in D$ on the set $D:=\{(x,y)\in\mathbb{R}^2\colon x>0,y>x^2/2\}$ is given by the recurrence $$r_{i+2}=\frac{r_{i+1}^2}2+\frac1{r_{i+1}^3} ...
7
votes
0answers
121 views

Does $\varphi: \mathbb{P}^{n} \to \mathbb{P}^{n}$ have periodic points missing the critical hypersurface?

I am trying to prove that if $\varphi: \mathbb{P}^{n} \to \mathbb{P}^{n}$ is an algebraic morphism of degree $d > 1$ (by which I mean $\varphi^{*}(\mathcal{O}(1)) = \mathcal{O}(d)$, so the ...
1
vote
0answers
52 views

Ordering periodic orbits

I want to prove the proposition: Proposition- Let $f:I \to I$ be continuos, and let f have a (2n+1)- periodic orbit {$x_{k}=f^{k}(x_{0})$, $k=0,1,\dots,2n$}, but no (2m+1)-periodic orbit for ...
2
votes
1answer
118 views

Multi dimensional symbolic dynamics

I want to learn Multi dimensional symbolic dynamics. can you point to any recent thesis containing a good exposition or lecture notes?
1
vote
0answers
46 views

Possibility Of Curvature and/or Mellin based approach to (Non-linear) system Identification?

I have some experience in non-linear system identification (from an experimental point of view) using higher oder spectral analysis. I see this is the most popular way of identifying non-linearities ...
4
votes
1answer
212 views

The converse of von Neumann's mean ergodic theorem

Recall that the Hilbert space version of von Neumann's mean ergodic theorem says the following. Let $\{F_n\}_{n=1}^\infty$ be a right Følner sequence of a countable discrete amenable group $\Gamma$ ...
39
votes
5answers
2k views

Which polynomial's roots are its coefficients?

Start with any polynomial of degree $n$ with complex coefficients, e.g., $$z^3+z^2+2 z+3 \;.$$ Find its $n$ roots, and list them in order of their modulus: $$-1.28, (0.14\pm 1.53 i)$$ Now form a new ...
3
votes
0answers
87 views

Perturbations to a vector field

I ran into some problems while working through a proof of the Poincare-Hopf theorem that essentially boiled down to the following question: given a smooth vector field $V$ on a (compact Riemannian) ...
2
votes
0answers
50 views

When do positively invariant subset contain a given set?

Non-triviality of the Conley index for an isolating neighborhood $N$ and a flow $\varphi$ can be used to prove non-emptyness of the related isolated invariant set. In particular, if $N$ doesn't ...
1
vote
0answers
119 views

Discrete group action on the sphere

Let $f$ be a continuous function on $S^3$ and let $\xi^{\perp}=\{x\in S^3:\,x\cdot\xi=0\}$ be a two-dimensional equator of $S^3$ orthogonal to the direction $\xi\in S^3$ (here $x\cdot\xi$ stands for a ...
3
votes
2answers
117 views

Nonlinear ODE system: stability

I've got this 4x4 system that should model the wine fermentation process. All the $\mu, K_N, k_d$ etc are positive constants. Of course I have no idea of how to solve it. But at least I would like to ...
4
votes
1answer
126 views

Approximation of topological dynamical systems?

I'm trying to find references to approximations of topological dynamical systems in the following sense: A topological dynamical system $(X, f)$ consists of a topological space (typically compact ...
5
votes
0answers
226 views

The Spectrum of certain differential operators

We fix a Hilbert space isomorphism $\phi:H^{1}\to H^{2}$. Here by $H^{s},\;s=1,2,\;$ we mean the sobolev space on $\mathbb{R}^{2}$ or $S^{2}$. We consider the following polynomial vector field on ...
0
votes
1answer
87 views

Fit a system of linear ODEs from several experiments

Assume we are given several initial vectors $x^{(1)},\ldots,x^{(r)} \in \mathbb{R}^n$, where the dimension $n=6$ (in any event a number below 10) , and the number of initial vectors $r$ is in the ...
4
votes
1answer
130 views

When is the time one map of a suspension flow ergodic?

I'm sure the answer to the following question is well known but I couldn't find the answer I needed. Let $(\Sigma,\sigma)$ denote the full shift on $k$ symbols and let $\mu$ be an invariant measure ...
1
vote
2answers
148 views

Do ergodicity, minimality and equicontinuity on a compact space imply total ergodicity?

Is it true than an aperiodic, ergodic, minimal and equicontinuous dynamical system on a compact metric space is totally ergodic ? According to some results I found in some books, a rotation on a ...
3
votes
1answer
136 views

Symplectic geometry and stability of orbits

I am looking for a theorem (read it once, but forgot about it and would now like to find a reference with proof): In symplectic geometry (at least for some particular subset of $\mathbb{R}^2$), there ...
1
vote
0answers
45 views

Small open sets around a point intersecting pieces of orbits

Let $T$ be an ergodic rotation on a compact Abelian group. Can one always find a point $x_0$ and a decreasing sequence of open sets $O_n \searrow \{x_0\}$ such that for every $n$ there exists $K \geq ...
7
votes
2answers
239 views

Random suborbits of a rotation

Let $u_n = x + n\alpha \pmod 1$ with $\alpha$ irrational. We know that $(u_n)_{n \geq 0}$ is dense in $\mathbb{R}/\mathbb{Z}$ (equivalently $(u_n)_{n \geq 0}$ visits every open interval infinitely ...
3
votes
1answer
173 views

Non-degenerate periodic orbits in the boundary of Lefschetz fibration over a disk

Suppose that $\pi:E \to D$ is a 4-dimensional Lefschetz fibration over a disk, and let $\Omega$ be a closed 2-form on $E$ such that it is non-degenerate fiberwise. For any $x \in E$, there is a ...
2
votes
1answer
111 views

Determining whether $k(x + x^{-1})$ is post-critically finite for $0 < |k| < 1$

My REU partner and I are working on a problem involving iterations of quadratic rational maps over an algebraically closed field $K$ that is complete with respect to a non-trivial non-archimedean ...
5
votes
2answers
208 views

Are periodic billiard trajectories stable on a manifold with strictly convex boundary?

Let $(M,g)$ be a compact Riemannian manifold with strictly convex boundary. Let $\gamma:S^1\to M$ be a periodic billiard trajectory (geodesic in the interior and reflects specularly at the boundary). ...
2
votes
2answers
292 views

Can I use Birkhoff's Ergodic Theorem for Vector Valued Process?

I have a stationary process $\{u_n\}$ and I have a function $f:\mathbb{R}^L\to \mathbb{R}^+$. I want to evaluate the following limit $$\lim_{n\to \infty}\frac{1}{n}\sum_{k=1}^n g(f(\mathbf{u}_{k}))$$ ...
2
votes
1answer
310 views

Hilbert 16th problem, distribution of Limit cycles

Edit: Can one help for translation of the link in Russian(comment by Dimitry Todorov)(Or at least a summary of it)? It seems that the second part of the Hilbert 16th problem is solved or is going to ...
1
vote
2answers
221 views

Growth of the size of iterated polynomials

I have been working independently on a project but now I am stuck and need to seek an expert's wisdom for a part of it. I am basically looking for theorems related to growth of the size of ...