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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), ...
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A question about ergodicity

Let $X$ be a compact metric space, $T:X\rightarrow X$ a homeomorphism and $\mu$ be a $T$-invariant probability measure on $X$ such that the set of points with dense orbit in $supp(\mu)$ has full ...
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Decay of Correlation, references for a non-standard way

In ergodic theory is common to use the decay of correlation property to deduce properties analogues to those of i.i.d. random variables. Call $X\doteq [0,1].$ Examples of decay of correlation ...
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uniquely ergodic hyperbolic invariant set

The question is to classify uniformly hyperbolic invariant sets supporting uniquely ergodic invariant measure. The only examples that I expect are: fixed points, periodic orbits and Cantori(Denjoy ...
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For a linear dynamic system, what can we learn from its singluar value and rank?

Given a linear system $\frac{dx}{dt}=Mx$, what's the relationship between the dynamic's property and the singular value decomposition/rank of $M$ ?
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Lightray trapped between two mirror disks: Computation formulation?

I would like to calculate the angle of a ray $r$ from a given point $p$ such that it gets "stuck" reflecting between two congruent mirror-disks. For why there is such a ray, see the (amazing!) answer ...
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Express measurable entropy in terms of Fourier coefficients of the measure

Let $S^1$ be the unit circle , $\mu$ be a Borel probability measure on $S^1$ and $T:S^1\to S^1$ is a measure-preserving map (not necessarily invertible) with respect to $\mu$. The Fourier ...
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expansive continuous flow

I encounter with two definitions for expansive continuous flows and their equivalence is unclear for me. Could anyone can explain for me please? Thanks in advance. I cite below these two definitions. ...
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Julia sets without Montel's theorem

Let $J(c)$ be the Julia set of $f(z)=z^2 +c$ defined as the closure of repelling periodic orbits. Is there a way to prove that $J(c)$ is the boundary of the basin of attraction of attractive fix ...
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Topological classification of Morse-Smale flows

Does anyone know of papers that mention the classification of non-singular Morse-Smale (NMS) flows up to topological equivalency? I am particularly interested in the flows on manifolds of dimension 3. ...
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Is there a similar theorem in the partially hyperbolic case?

Theorem 5.10.3 from Introduction to dynamical systems, by Brin & Stuck: Let $f:M\rightarrow M$ be an Anosov diffeomorphism. Then the following are equivalent: $NW(f)=M$, every unstable manifold ...
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Convergence of trajectories and asymptotic stability

Say that an autonomous system $\dot{u} = f(u)$ in $\mathbb{R}^{m}$ has the property that for any two solutions $x(t), y(t)$ corresponding to initial conditions $x(0)$ and $y(0)$ the trajectories are ...
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Examples of amenable groups acting on the real line

In the literature, there are several examples of solvable groups acting by order preserving homeomorphisms of the real line. There are also examples of groups of intermediate growth acting in the same ...
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Well-definedness of single-particle smooth billiards flow

Single-particle billiards systems in a domain with corners, or multi-particle billiards in a domain with smooth boundary, can exhibit singularities in finite time. (The former phenomenon is well ...
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Approximating an iteratively defined function

Let $f_0,f_1,\ldots$ be a sequence of functions $f_n : [0,1] \rightarrow R$ defined as follows: $$f_0(x) =1+2x$$ $$f_{n}(x) := \left\{\frac{5+t}{2} : \text{ where t solves } ...
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Systems similar to Erdős numbers?

As many mathematicians know, each person has an Erdős number (see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erd%C5%91s_number). That is, Erdős himself has Erdős number zero, each person who published anything ...
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The centralizer of Lienard equation

Consider the lienard vector field $\cases{ x'=y -F(x) \\ y'=-x } $ in $\mathbb{R}^{2}$, where $F$ is a polynomial fuction with $F(0)=0$. Assume that $Y$ is a smooth vector field globally defined ...
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Periodic Orbit property

A topological space $X$ satisfies "Periodic orbit property", briefly POP, if for every continuous map $f:X \to X$, there exist a natural number $n$ and a point $x_{0}\in X$ such that ...
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Volume-preserving mappings in the torus $T^n$

Let $T^n$ be the $n$-dimensional torus and let $F$ be the set of all volume preserving continuous mappings $f:T^n\to T^n$. I would like to know if $F$ is connected in the sense that for any $f\in F$ ...
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Getting unique ergodicity from minimality

It is known that minimality does not imply unique ergodicity (Furstenberg example). I ask whether the implication holds in following particular situation: Suppose $X$ is a compact space, $f:X \to ...
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Pointwise ergodic theorem for amenable semigroups

Using tempered Folner sequences one may show a pointwise ergodic theorem for amenable groups. (see http://www.aimsciences.org/journals/pdfsnews.jsp?paperID=2413&mode=full) Is there a similar ...
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Uniform convergence of Birkhoff averages and unique ergodicity

I am looking for a proof or a reference for the following two facts (which appear proofless in my notes from an ergodic theory course- they might be easy but i am no expert in ET): Let $T$ be a ...
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Prove that origin is globally exponentially stable with Lyapunov Indirect Method

I'm wondering, if we have a nonlinear system governed by $\dot{x} = Ax + g(x)$ where $||g(x)|| \leq \gamma ||x||^2$ and A is Hurwitz how can we show that the origin is globally exponentially ...
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Number of solutions of a system of equation!

Let $\Theta =(\theta_1,\ldots, \theta_n)\in {\mathbb T}^n$. I want to show that the system of equations $$ \sum_j 2\sin(\theta_i -\theta_j)+\sin(2\theta_i -2\theta_j) =0,\ \ i=1,\ldots, n, $$ has ...
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Dynamics of Master Equation

I'm going to do research on dynamics of master equation of $n$ states $$\dot p_i=A_{ij}p_j\qquad i=1\ldots n$$ where $p_i$ is the $i$-th component of probability vector and $A_{ij}$ is transition rate ...
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Properties of algebraic vector fields which generates a $\mathbb{C^*}$ action

My question is rather vague and I apologize. Let $X$ be a smooth quasi-projective variety over $\mathbb{C}$. I am interested in whether there are homological properties which distinguish algebraic ...
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Periodic orbits of a spinning ball in a square

Periodic orbits of a billiard ball bouncing in a square have been well-studied. I am seeking similar analysis of what is sometimes called a rough ball, one whose high friction causes it to pick up ...
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Is there a one-dimensional subshift of positive entropy s, all of whose sub-subshifts also have entropy s?

A subshift is a subset $X$ of $A^\mathbb{N}$ or $A^\mathbb{Z}$ (with $A$ finite), such that $X$ is topologically closed and closed under the shift operation. The shift operation is defined by ...
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Random circle rotations

Weyl's equidistribution theorem states that the orbit of a point on the circle under rotation by $\alpha$ becomes asymptotically equidistributed with respect to Lebesgue (Haar) measure whenever ...
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How to draw a Zoll surface?

I take into account that lots of questions on Zoll surfaces have already been asked on the forum. But I will stubbornly continue asking. Are there any chances to draw explicitely at least one Zoll ...
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Hopf bifurcation for systems where the dynamics is homogeneous of degree 1

Consider dynamical system in dimension 3 $$x'(t)=f(x(t),d)$$ where the dynamics f is homogeneous of degree 1 and there is exactly one line of equilibrium points. This line is independent of the ...
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Non-linear state-space model system stability using Lyapunov?

I have a non-linear system modelled in state-space as follow: $$ \mathbf {\dot x} = \mathbf A(x) \mathbf x $$ I need to find out if this system is stable, so I was thinking in using the Lyapunov ...
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A argument related measurable partitions in dynamic system

$X$ is a compact metric space, and $T:X\rightarrow X$ be a continuous map, which is finite to one. Denoted by$ X_{0}$ the set of all points $x\in X$, such that for all sufficiently small ...
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Good books on Geometric Theory of Dynamical Systems

I am looking for a good book on Geometric Theory of Dynamical Systems . I found Geometric Theory of Dynamical Systems by Jr. Palis myself,but it's very old, anyway i would like to find a pure ...
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Stability of a system of ODEs

It is well known that for a system of ODEs, $\dot{\boldsymbol{y}} = \boldsymbol{Ay}$, the global stable equlibrium point is given by the eigenvector that correponds to the largest eigenvalue of ...
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The $\Omega$-Stability Theorem

I'm currently studying the $\Omega$-Stability Theorem: Theorem: If $\mathcal{R}(f)$ has a hyperbolic structure then $f$ is $\mathcal{R}$-stable. Some explanations about the statement: $f$ is a $C^1$ ...