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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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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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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 ...
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Is a closed set with orbit capacity zero automatically thin?

Let $G$ be a countably infinite amenable group. Let $\alpha: G\curvearrowright X$ be a continuous group action. (Mostly free and minimal, though!) Definition 1: Let $A\subset X$ be closed and ...
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Unstable Foliations

Let $M$ be a closed compact Riemannian manifold, $\mathcal{F}$ be a $C^1$ foliation on $M$. Let $F(x)\in\mathcal{F}$ be the leaf containing $x$. Definition. $\mathcal{F}$ is said to be a unstable ...
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Beyond Collatz: A $5n+1$ conjecture? [closed]

Let $$x_{n+1} = \begin{cases} x_n/2 &;\text{if } x_n \equiv 0 \pmod{2}\\ k\,x_n+1 &; \text{if } x_n\equiv 1 \pmod{2} \end{cases}$$ and $k=3$ and $x_n\in\Bbb N$. Collatz conjectured for this ...
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Uniform hyperbolicity decay estimate

I have been trying to understand the proof of the following result, which is considered well-known. Theorem: Fix a compact metric space $X$, a homeomorphism $T:X \to X$, and a continuous map $ A : ...
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Transitive geodesics on closed surfaces of genus greater than one

A well-known result of Hedlund and Morse states that if a Riemannian metric on a closed surface of genus $g > 1$ has no conjugate points, then it carries transitive geodesics (i.e., geodesics whose ...
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Non-linear 1st order difference equation

I have been trying to solve the following difference equation for some time now : $$u^3(n+1) = a - b\cdot u^2(n) + u^3(n), \qquad a \ne 0 \ne b$$ I have tried various substitutions, simplifications ...
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Fundamental groups of reduced subgroup lattices

Let $G$ be a group. Its subgroup lattice, denoted $\Sigma G$, consists of all subgroups of $G$ partially ordered by inclusion. The topology of this poset is quite trivial, since it always has a ...
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Holomorphic representations of complex reductive Lie groups and the boundary of orbits (Reference request)

I have difficulties finding an appropriate reference for the following question (which I hope that it to be true). Let $U$ be a compact Lie group, $G:=U^{\mathbb{C}}$ its complexification and $\tau: ...
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How many different states of Nash equilibrium?

So there is this quite well known Prisoner's dilemma where two parties can both defect and cooperate (and get points based on their decisions). In my presently used example I take it that cooperating ...
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Equivariant zero dimensional extension recovering a given measure

Let $X$ be a compact metrizable space and $\alpha: \mathbb{Z}^d\curvearrowright X$ a continuous group action. Then it is well known that there exists a zero dimensional compact space $Y$, an action ...
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How does it End?

A recent project has forced my colleague and me to take a rather abstract approach to dynamical systems, and the following definition arose naturally in that context. Let $\mathcal{C}$ be a category. ...
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Rotation number of perturbated equation

I have a differential equation on torus $(t,x)$ and well studied it's Arnold tongues for Poincare map of the circle $x(t=0) \to x(t=2\pi)$. The question is how changes rotation number when I add small ...
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Book on the Three body Problem

Hi all, I am looking for a good book about the famous (infamous perhaps?) three body problem - both theoretical and numerical hardless and accomplishments. can you help? Thanks
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Analysis of the boundary of the Mandelbrot set

Motivation: The Mandlebrot set is a simply connected set with an infinitely complex boundary, but CAN one move from interior to the exterior of this topological space by just crossing over a finite ...
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Mapping nonlinear systems into linear ones

This is a request for references. I'm not asking for the answer... Just give me a starting point! I'm interested in global linearization of linear equations. I guess the problem is well understood in ...
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Hyperbolic sets that are not locally maximal

I would like, if possible, a simple example of a hyperbolic set that is not locally maximal. What kind of dynamic phenomenon should occur for the appearance of hyperbolic set that is not maximal.
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“Spectral decomposition” action on the unitary group

Consider a matrix $U$ from the unitary group $U_N(\mathbb{C})$ and consider the map $f:U_N(\mathbb{C})\rightarrow U_N(\mathbb{C})$ where $f(U)$ is the matrix of the eigenvectors of $U$. What is ...
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C* Algebras, Foliations and Dynamical Systems

I am a Ph.D student involved in topics like integrability of foliations arising from center stable bundles of partially hyperbolic dynamical systems. These are generally only continuous bundles so one ...
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Quasicompactness of transfer operators associated to IID matrix products

Let $P^1$ denote one-dimensional real projective space, and for each $A \in GL(2,\mathbb{R})$ let $\overline{A}$ denote the homeomorphism of $P^1$ induced by $A$. I am currently reading a paper which ...
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Homeomorphism of the circle with rational rotation number

I am sorry because it is probably a trivial question. I consider a homeomorphism of the circle that preserves orientation and that has a rational rotation number p/q (it is an irreducible fraction). I ...
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Dynamics in one matrix variable

Are dynamical systems $$X \mapsto F(X)$$ studied where $X \in \mathrm{M}_n$, $\mathrm{M}_n:=\mathrm{Mat}(n,\mathbb{C})$ or $\mathrm{Mat}(n,\mathbb{R})$, and $F$ is a (properly defined ...
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A notion of a 'coarse', parametrized dimension of an object, where the parameter determines how finely we can distinguish (say) a very thin rod from a line

I apologize for the clumsy wording of the title-- what I'm looking for is a notion of an integer-valued dimension $d_{\epsilon}$, which we parametrize by a real positive number $\epsilon$, of, say, a ...
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Why this synchronization error dynamic for Krasovskii-Lyapunov?

I am attempting to work through "Shahverdiev, Sivaprakasam, and Shore (2002) Lag synchronization in time-delayed systems", but I'm missing something basic up front. The problem is to take a ...
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Phase transition in dynamical systems

There are several occasions in the study of dynamical systems that are called phase transitions. For example consider a homeomorphism $f:X\to X$ and a potential function $\phi\in C(X,\mathbb{R})$. ...
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Hyperbolic sets

I recently started reading about hyperbolic dynamics in the notes of L. Wen, http://www6.cityu.edu.hk/rcms/publications/ln5.pdf and in this (page 8) there is the following statement: If the ...
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Relation between volume entropy and Hausdorff dim of limit set?

I have a very stupid question: I often see that the volume entropy of a compact Riemmannian manifold with negative curvature coincide with the Hausdorff dim of the limit set or Patterson sullivan ...
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Variational Principle for the Entropy

Theorem: Let be $f$ a homeomorphism of a compact metric space $X$, then $$ h_{top}(f)=\sup_{\mu\in \mathcal{M}_{f}}~ h _\mu (f) $$ Question: The above theorem is the famous variational principle ...
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Application of Morse theory to second order systems

Hello I'm looking for some applications of Morse theory to second order differential system,( or boundary value problems ) Someone can help me with a pdf or a book which has these applications ? ...
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Is it difficult to prove that nature is chaotic?

If we have a Markov coding or another symbolic description of a dynamical system it is usually easy to prove that the system is chaotic (in the sense of of Li-York, Devaney, positive entropy of what ...
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null controllability of linear wave equation

Consider the linear wave equation : $$z_{tt}=\Delta z + k(x) z + h(t) , \; in \; \Omega\times (0,T)$$ Are there sufficient conditions on the functions $k(x)$ and $h(t)$ for which $(z,z_t)$ vanish ...
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Sz.-Nagy dilation for uniformly convex Banach spaces

The Sz.-Nagy dilation theorem says that for a Hilbert space $H$ with nonexpansive operator $T$, there is a larger space $H'$ containing $H$ and a unitary operator $U$ on $H'$ such that for all $x \in ...
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Computing saddle connections in flat structures

Background: A polygonal billiards table $P$ with rational angles gives rise to a flat structure $S(P)$ in a standard way, described here. Curves of constant argument on $S(P)$ which start and end at a ...
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Conley Theorem (or fundamental theorem of dynamical systems)

Notations: $\mathcal{R}(f)$ denotes the chain recurrent set of $f$ $NW(f)$ denotes the non wandering set of $f$ $R(f)$ denotes the recurrent set of $f$ ($x: x\in \omega(x)$) Given compact ...
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Extension of power bounded operators over a finite subspace

Suppose $Y$ is a Banach space and $X$ is a finite-dimensional subspace of $Y$. Further assume $T:X \rightarrow X$ is a linear operator which is power bounded from above and below, in other words ...
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Are irrational multiples of central sets again central?

Let me begin by giving the relevant definitions. A set $A \subset \mathbb{N}$ is said to be central if and only if there exists a topological system $(X,T)$ (with $X$ a compact metric space, $T$ a ...