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### “Derived” polyhedra and polytopes

The notion of derived polygon is natural and leads to remarkable convergence.
Start with a polygon, and replace it by locating a point on every edge
a fraction $\alpha$ between the two endpoints. For ...

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### Discrete Optimal Control and Monotone Policies

Let $x = (x_1,x_2) \in \mathbb{N}^2$ be the state, $u$ be the control, and the dynamics be given by $x^{(k+1)} = f(x^{(k)}, u^{(k)}, w^{(k)})$ where $w^{(k)}$ is an IID noise source. For some stage ...

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### Do quantum “Sure-Shor separators” have a natural Veronese/Segre classification? (question inspired by Gil Kalai and Aram Harrow)

Aram Harrow asked: "Is there any place this is written up?"
Update Partly in answer to Aram's question, the thermodynamical properties of varietal dynamical systems now are written-up in ...

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### Using topological pressure to determine a subshift of finite type

I am interested in recognising graphs (or matrices, or subshifts of finite type) using topological pressure. Suppose that we play the following game:
${\bf Step 1:}$ I write down an irreducible n x n ...

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### Structural stability of the Chen system

Structural stability of the Chen system
The concept of structural stability was introduced by Andronov and Pontryagin in 1937, and it has a crucial role in dynamical systems theory. Conditions for ...

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### Entire functions with a null real escaping set

Let $f$ be a entire function (stable on $\mathbb{R}$), and $E_{\mathbb{R}}$ its real escaping set : $$E_{\mathbb{R}} = \{ x \in \mathbb{R} : f^{(k)}(x) \rightarrow_{k \to \infty} \infty \} $$
We put ...

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### Contractibility of connected holomorphic dynamics?

Let $f$ be a function, holomorphic in $\mathbb{C}$, and $K(f)$ its non-escaping set :
$$K(f) = \{ z \in \mathbb{C} : f^{(k)}(z) \nrightarrow_{k \to \infty} \infty \} $$
Question : If $K(f)$ ...

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### Katok's conjecture on entropy and periodic orbits for generic $C^1$ diffeomorphisms

Let $M$ be a compact finite-dimensional manifold and $f\colon M\to M$ be a diffeomrphism. By $P_n(f)$ we denote the number of periodic points of $f$ with period $n$, that is, the number of fixed ...

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### On global attraction of a stable node for a four dimensional nonlinear system

Consider the dynamical system on ${\mathbb R}^2\times{\mathbb I}^2$ (or ${\mathbb T}^2\times{\mathbb I}^2$) described by
$$\left\{
\begin{array}{l}
\dot{\theta}_1 = \omega_1 - ...

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### Why aren't operator semigroups studied from a dynamical perspective?

Often times one talks about iterating a continuous map to get discrete topological dynamics, or having a 1-parameter family of continuous maps to get continuous topological dynamics.
When studying ...

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### Approximating solutions of non-linear differential equations

I have met a system of non-linear equations as follows,
$$\frac{\mathbb{d}y_k}{\mathbb{d}t}=-(1-\alpha)y_k\sum_s{s^az_s}-\alpha y_kz_k,$$
...

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### Dynamical properties of injective continuous functions on $\mathbb{R}^d$

Let $\varphi:\mathbb{R}^d\to\mathbb{R}^d$ be an injective continuous function.
Denote by $\varphi_n$ the $n$-th iterate of $\varphi$, i.e.
$\varphi_n(x)=\varphi_{n-1}(\varphi(x))$ for all ...

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### Dynamic of $SL_2(\mathbb{Z}$) on $\mathbb{C}^2$

I imagine the dynamic of $SL(2,\mathbb{Z}$) on $\mathbb{C}^2$ has been studied. Does one know if it is recurrent or ergodic (with respect to the Lebesgue measure) ? Is there any explicit description ...

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### Regularity of a nonlinear ODE [Traveling wave solutions of parabolic systems]

In the book of Volpert on Traveling wave solutions of Parabolic Systems (AMS), one reads "the following assertion is readily proved and we shall not discuss it in detail". The same result is tacitely ...

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### Reference for and Properties of the $alpha$-entropy

Let $T : X \to X$ be a continuous map on, say, a compact metric space $X$. Let $\mu$ be an invariant borel measure. Under suitable conditions, a result of Brin and Katok states that $\mu$-almost ...

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### Poincare recurrence theorem and convergence on compact metric spaces

I am looking for a proof (or a reference to a proof) of the following theorem:
Let $X$ be a compact metric space with metric $d$, endow $X$ with the Borel $\sigma$-algebra and a probability measure ...

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### Tetrahedron insphere iteration

I know that iterating the following incircle construction approaches an equilateral triangle in the limit:
Starting with any triangle $T$, one forms $T'$ by connecting ...

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### Some puzzles about the three conditions in a paper of D.Berend

Recently, I am reading a paper titled "multi-invariant sets on tori" by D.Berend.
I am puzzled by the three necessary and sufficient conditions given there.
Could you provide me with some concrete ...

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### Rotation numbers for amenable group actions on the circle

Given an orientation-preserving homeomorphism $f: S^1 \to S^1$, one can define its rotation number $\rho(f) \in \mathbb{R}/\mathbb{Z}$, as $\rho(f) = (\lim_{n \to \infty} \tilde{f}^n(0)/n) + ...

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### Is it possible to approximate an area-preserving diffeomorphism by a sequence of conjugates of periodic rotations?

Is it possible to approximate an area-preserving diffeomorphism $T$ of the disk $\mathbb{D}^2$ by a sequence of conjugates of periodic rotations $B_n^{-1} S_{\frac{p_n}{q_n}} B_n$, where $ ...

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### Stability analysis of ODE

My questions concerns the stability analysis of the following dynamical system :
$\dfrac{d}{dt} a_{i}(t) = D_{i} + \displaystyle{\sum_{j=1}^{n}L_{ij}a_{j}(t) + \sum_{j=1}^{n}\sum_{k=1}^{n} C_{ijk} ...

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### Under what conditions can interval exchanges be approximated by periodic maps?

Under what conditions can an interval exchange be approximated by periodic maps? (in the weak topology for the Lebesgue measure on $[0,1]$ ).
Are there non-trivial examples of periodically ...

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### Poincaré recurrence and symplectic packings

Question. Is there any example of a path connected symplectic manifold $(M,\omega)$ that has infinite volume, but which cannot be packed by an infinite number of symplectic balls of a fixed radius ...

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### Dynamics of $3^x$ mod 1

Consider the map $f(x)=3^x$ mod 1. Using the the iterated function system $T_{0}x=\log_{3}(x+1), T_{1}x=\log_{3}(x+2)$ we see that $f$ is dynamical conjugated to a full shift on two symbols. Moreover ...

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### Extending the hyperbolic splitting on $\Lambda$ to a neighborhood of $\Lambda$

Let $M$ be a compact Riemannian manifold and let $f:M→M$ a diffeomorphism. Let $\Lambda\subset M$ be a compact invariant subset of $M$. We say that $\Lambda $ is a hyperbolic set for $f$ when there ...

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### “is topologically mixing” vs. “is topologically transitive” in the defition of chaos

This question is cross-posted from MSE, since it hasn't gotten an answer there for over 72 hours.
Wikipedia gives essentially "is topologically mixing and has dense periodic periodic orbits"
as the ...

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### Vector field on 3-sphere

Let $V$ be a vector field on $S^3$ such that its singularity points, namely the points at which the vector field vanishes, are only sinks or sources (i.e. the field is converging or diverging). Is ...

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### Weakened jacobian conjecture for entire functions

A rudin's theorem is the assertion that any polynomial injection between affine spaces of the same dimension has a polynomial inverse, and the inverse is also given by polynomials.
The jacobian ...

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### What one really can do with fractals built from L-systems?

For any L-system one can naturally associate a fractal. Why these fractals are (mathematically) useful apart that they are a source of nice pictures?

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### What is the probability of an arbitrary nonlinear dynamical system to be chaotic?

Particularly, how to characterize a set of chaotic nonlinear dynamical systems as a subset of nonlinear dynamical systems with respect to the set cardinality?
To explain the question more, a simple ...

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### whether there are some books and original papers ergodic theory approach to ODE

Recently I become more and more interested in the field of ergodic theory, especially in the dimension theory and thermal formalism and its applications.
People always said that most of the ideas in ...

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### Volume Function on Banach Spaces

I'm looking for a reference for the following so-called Volume Function $V_n$, which is intended to be a Banach/normed vector space generalization of the determinant.
Let $X$ be a Banach space with ...

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### inverse problem for ergodic measures

It is a basic fact in the weak-* topology, the set of invariant measures for a dynamical system is closed, compact, and convex in the weak-* topology. Furthermore, the set of ergodic measures is equal ...

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### Extension of diffeomorphisms preserving bilateral bounds of the derivatives

Suppose $f$ is a $C^k (1\leq k\leq\infty)$ function from the unit ball $\mathcal{B}$ in $\mathbb{R}^n$ to itself, which is a diffeomorphism from the domain to its image, with the upper and lower ...

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### What is known about dynamics on Grassmannians?

I have found myself becoming interested in dynamical systems given by homeomorphisms acting on $G(r,d)$, the space of $r$-dimensional subspaces of $\mathbb{R}^d$. I tried to do a literature search ...

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### Construction of a Denjoy Counterexample

John Milnor proofed the existence of a Denjoy counterexample in http://www.math.sunysb.edu/~jack/DYNOTES/dn15.pdf page 15-4.
I could follow his arguments until "It is now reasonably straightforward to ...

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278 views

### Intuition of Kolmogorov-Sinai entropy

For a measurable entropy of measurable transformation $T$ from $(X,\mathcal{B},m)$ to itself.
For each finite measurable partition $\mathcal{A}=\{A_i\}_{i=1}^{m}$ of $X$, we can define
...

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### fixed point property for maps of compacts

Definition. A topological space $X$ has the Fixed Point Property (FPP) if every continuous self-map $X\to X$ has a fixed point.
Question. If $X$ and $Y$ are homotopy-equivalent compact metrizable ...

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### Knots and Dynamics. Recent breakthroughs?

I recently started reading Étienne Ghys slides on knots and dynamics <http://www.umpa.ens-lyon.fr/~ghys/articles/icm.pdf> which seem very interesting. I know this approach to knots and dynamics is ...

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### Boundary flux maximizing drift (velocity) vector fields for 2D heat equation

Looking for literature / known results on the following class of problems:
Consider the domain bounded, open $\Omega\in \mathbb R^2$ with smooth boundary, divergence free drift $u=u(x,t)$, scalar ...

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### How to understand a solenoid?

Consider the invertible extension of the circle-doubling map T(x)=2x (mod 1), the new system can be represented as X={(x_k)|x_{k+1}=T(x_k)}(see GTM 259 ...

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### Is Taylor expansion related to Helmholtz decomposition?

The Taylor expansion of a vector field $f(x)$ to the order of one is
$$f(x)=f(x_0)+Jf(x_0)\cdot\Delta x+o(\Delta x)$$
where $Jf$ is Jacobian of the vector field and $\Delta x=x-x_0$.
Suppose we ...

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### Examples of transformations that are totally ergodic but not weakly mixing?

The most natural examples are irrational rotations. Are there other examples that are fundamentally different from irrational rotations? By the way, if $T$ is totally ergodic, but not weakly mixing, ...

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### Is autonomous dynamical system equivalent to one single higher-order ode?

We know that a higher-order ode can be converted to dynamical system by replacing each higher-order derivative by a new variable. What about inverse problem? Does a dynamical system convert to a ...

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### Birkhoff ergodic theorem and the measure of the bad points

In the Birkhoff ergodic theorem we have a PMPS $(X,B,\mu,T)$ and that for any $f\in L^1(X,\mu)$ $\frac{1}{N}\sum_{n=0}^{N-1}f(T^n x)\to \int f \, d\mu,$ in measure, in $L^1$-norm and $\mu$-a.e.
My ...

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209 views

### Liouville's theorem: How to get an invariant measure?

Liouville's theorem states that the `natural' 2-from is preserved under the Hamiltonian flow. Apparently this leads to an invariant measure $\mu$ as follows
\begin{equation}
d\mu = \frac{d\sigma}{|| ...

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### Fatou sets and topological entropy

Let us consider a diffeomorphism of a compact real manifold (complex manifold defined over the reals), and let us say that the diffeomorphism is birational. Hence, it extends to a birational map from ...

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### Center-stable manifolds

Let $f:M\to M$ be a partially hyperbolic diffeomorphism. That is, there exists a continuous splitting $TM=E^u\oplus E^c\oplus E^s$ into unstable, center and stable bundles. It is well known that there ...

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### Non-chaotic bouncing-ball curves

I was surprised to learn from two
Mathematica Demos by
Enrique Zeleny that an elastic ball bouncing in a V or in a sinusoidal channel
exhibits choatic behavior:
(The Poincaré map ...

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### Estimation of number of ways to concatenate strings of the form $01^k2^k$ to create a string of length n

In symbolic dynamics, the context-free shift is the set of biinfinite concatenations of strings of the form $01^k2^k$ for $k\in\mathbb{N}\cup\lbrace 0\rbrace$. I've reduced a certain problem to ...