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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 $C^1$ ...
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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 ...