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### A weakening of the Littlewood conjecture

For real numbers $x$, let $\|x\|$ denote the distance from $x$ to the nearest integer. Define a function $\ell:\mathbb{R}^2\rightarrow\mathbb{R}$ by
$$\ell(\alpha,\beta)=\liminf_{n\rightarrow\infty}n\|...

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### for which values of $\theta$ does this equation $x_{n+1}=\cos(\theta)x^2_{n}-\sin(\theta)x^2_{n-1}$ have bounded solutions?

I would like to investigate the global behavior of the following equation :
$$x_{n+1}=Ax^2_{n}-Bx^2_{n-1}$$
where $A(\theta)= \cos(\theta)$ and $B(\theta) =\sin(\theta)$ are nonnegative parameters ...

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### Anti-Mandelbrot set

I clearly remember seeing a paper where the dynamic of the anti-conformal map
$f(z)=\overline{z}^2+c$ was studied (the bar means complex conjugation). There was a picture of the analog of the ...

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### Maximizing entropy under constraints

This question is about an extension of the variational principle in thermodynamical formalism when one adds linear constraints to the measures.
Consider the one-sided shift $\sigma:\mathcal{A}^\...

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### Boundedness of solutions of a difference equation

Is there someone who can show me how I can prove this conjecture? Or at least show me how to do the first implication ?
Conjecture: Assume $\alpha,\beta, \lambda \in [0,\infty)$. Then every ...

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### A different Lie algebra structure on $\chi^{\infty}(\mathbb{R}^{2})$

In this question $\chi^{\infty}(\mathbb{R}^{2})$ or $\chi^{\infty}(S^{2})$ is the space of all smooth vector fields on the plane or sphere. A limit cycle for a vector field $X$ is an isolated closed ...

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### Integrability of Continuous Tangent Subbundles

Are there any field of mathematics, except dynamical systems, where one needs to integrate continuous sub-bundles of the tangent space?
More specifically given a smooth manifold of $M$ and a ...

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### Equidistribution of Hecke points and $p = (a+bi)(a-bi) = e^{i\theta}\sqrt{a^2 + b^2}$

I have seen two versions of a result called "Hecke Equidistribution" and I wanted to know if they were the same or different.
#1 Let $p = 4k+1 = (a+bi)(a-bi) = e^{i\theta}\sqrt{a^2 + b^2}$. Then $\...

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### Smooth conditional measures for strong stable foliations of Anosov flows

I am trying to prove an analytic result for gesodesic flows on negatively curved manifolds and I encountered the following dynamical-system porblem.
Let $B^n$ be $n$-dimensional balls and $h:B^{n-k}\...

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### Quadratic stability of linear time varying system

(This question was originally asked at Math.SE, where it didn't receive any answers.)
Consider the linear time-varying system
$$ \dot{x} = A(t) x, $$
where $x \in \mathbb{R}^n$ and $A: [0,+\infty) \...

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### How to find representatives of $SL(2,\mathbb{R})/SL(2, \mathbb{Z})$

While reading about the Teichmuller flow, I am reading about the space of lattices $SL(2,\mathbb{R})/SL(2, \mathbb{Z})$.
I could not a find a good way of computing the Teichmuller flow on this ...

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### An algorithm for Poincare recurrence time

Define the function $[0,+\infty) \rightarrow R$:
$$ f = \cos (t) + \cos (\sqrt{2} t) + \cos (\sqrt{3} t) + \cos (\sqrt{5} t ) . $$
I want a number $t $ bigger than $10^7$ such that
$$ f(t) > 4 -...

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### Can the image of a disk have nontrivial Hausdorff measure for $1 < d < 2$?

I am reading a blog which talks about a $C^1$ diffeomorphism $f: \mathbb{D}\{ x^2 + y^2 < 1\} \to \mathbb{R}^2$ and estimates the Hausdorff dimension of its image $\mathcal{H}_\sqrt{2}^d (f(\mathbb{...

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### Are there always at least *five* divisions?

@JosephO'Rourke asked a question about a Collatz like function related to primes:
$f(n) =
\begin{cases}
n^2 & \text{if} \;n \;\text{is prime} \\
\lfloor n/2 \rfloor & \text{if} \;n \;\text{...

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### A Collatz-like function that bifurcates on primes

This is likely piling one mystery on another, but ...
I was exploring a function $f(n): \mathbb{N} \mapsto \mathbb{N}$ defined as follows:
$$
f(n) =
\begin{cases}
n^2 & \text{if} \;n \;\text{is ...

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### Stability of singularity in singular holomorphic foliation

For an open subset $U$ of $\mathbb{C}^{2}$ containing $0$ and a holomorphic map $f:U\to \mathbb{C}^{2}$ which has a unique zero at the origin we associate a natural singular holomorphic ...

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### Who introduced the concept of topological mixing?

I am writing an introduction and I want to know who introduced the concept of topological mixing?

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### Decay of cusps in geometrically finite groups

Let $X=\mathbb{H}^{n}/\Gamma$ be a quotient of hyperbolic space of a geometric finite subgroup. Let $\mu$ be the Bowen-Margulis measure on the unit tangent bundle, and $m$ its projection to $X$.
Fix ...

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### is there a diffeomorphism with only finite orbits but of infinite order?

I asked this in stackexchange, but got no answer, so I am trying here.
Is it possible for a diffeomorphism $\phi$ (of a smooth manifold $M$) to have the following properties:
All its orbits are ...

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### Does the 2-shift map have a root automorphism?

By the 2-shift map I mean the map $T:\{0,1\}^\mathbb{Z}\to \{0,1\}^\mathbb{Z}$ that shifts the sequence leftwise. By a root I mean an homeomorphism $\psi:\{0,1\}^\mathbb{Z}\to\{0,1\}^\mathbb{Z}$ that ...

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### Finite-space dynamical systems

This question is quite open-ended, but I will formulate several sub-questions that I'll try to make precise. It is about finite-state dynamical system: start with a finite set $X$, with say $n$ ...

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### Trapped Billiard trajectories on non-convex billiard tables

Let $\Omega$ be a domain in $\mathbb{R}^2$ with smooth boundary. A billiard trajectory is a continuous curve $c: \mathbb{R}\supseteq I \longrightarrow \overline{\Omega}$ such that
$c(t) \in \...

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### Non-ergodic Dye Theorem for orbit equivalent automorphisms

The Dye Theorem states that any two free ergodic p.m.p automorphisms of a standard probability space are orbit-equivalent.
Question: Is there a version of the above theorem for non-ergodic ...

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### Mappings between adaptive networks and Markov processes

Are there any known mappings between adaptive networks models (i.e. graph model representations of networks where the internal vertex dynamics and connectivity topology can change subject to specific ...

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### Motivation for the existence of periodic solutions [closed]

I have been reading the book Critical Point Theory and Hamiltonian System by Mawhin and Willem, as well as several other papers on the existence of periodic solutions for equations of the form
$$\ddot{...

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### Size of the eigenfunction of Laplacian (reference request)

It is a classical Sobolev inequality that if $\phi$ is an eigenfunction of the Laplace-Beltrami operator on a $n$-dim compact Riemannian manifold $M$ with eigenvalue $\lambda$ then
$$||\phi||_{L^\...

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### Uniquely ergodicity and polynomial ergodic average

Let $(X,T)$ be a uniquely ergodic system (here X is compact, T is a continuous map form $X$ to itself), so for any continuous function $f:X\rightarrow\mathbb{R}$ we have for any $x\in X$, the ergodic ...

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### Examples of surface automorphisms with no periodic points

Consider a smooth projective complex surface $S$ with an automorphism $g:S\to S$. A point $p$ is periodic if it has finite orbit under iterates of $g$.
What are some examples of surface ...

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### Invariant mesures for expanding maps of the circle

Is there any characterization for the support of T-invariant measures? where T is a C¹ expanding map of the circle i.e. T'(x)>Lambda>1 for all x in the circle.
I know there are periodic and total ...

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### Differential form equation in Bowen's lecture notes

I'm reading one of the classical theorems presented in Bowen's lecture notes, "Equilibrium States and the Ergodic Theory of Anosov Diffeomorphisms." I'm trying to figure out a very short line of ...

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### Nonconventional ergodic averages for commuting transformations

Let $S$ and $T$ be commuting measure-preserving transformations of a standard probability space $(X,\mu)$, so $S$ and $T$ define an action of $\mathbb{Z}^2$ on $(X,\mu)$. I am wondering about ...

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### *The* open problem in General Relativity?

Q. Is there a single, clear mathematical question that has emerged as
the open problem in General Relativity?
I ask this on the ~100th anniversary of Einstein's (4-page!) 1915 paper,
"Die ...

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**1**answer

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### Embeddings of subshifts

Consider $(X,\sigma_X)$ and $(Y, \sigma_{Y})$ be subshifts of the one sided shift in two symbols. Assume that $(X,\sigma_X)$ is a transitive subshift of finite type and $(Y, \sigma_{Y})$ is a ...

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### Reading Ratner's paper “Ragunathan's conjectures for SL(2,R)”

Hello everyone (interested),
I am trying to read Marina Ratner's paper "Ragunathan's conjectures for $SL_{2}(R)$" (Israel Journal of Mathematics 80 (1992), 1-31). There is a claim right at the end of ...

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### Stability of a linear system and spectrum of the product of two matrices

Let us consider an invertible matrix $\mathbf{A}\in GL_d(\mathbb{R})$ such that all its diagonal entries $\mathbf{A}_{ii}=-1 \; \forall \, i$.
My question is the following:
Does it always exists a ...

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### Hyperbolic toral automorphisms, and maximizing over orbits the minimum along an orbit of a function

Setup:
Let $\phi\colon T^2 \to T^2$ be a hyperbolic toral automorphism. Let $f\colon T^2 \to \mathbb{R}$ be a continuous function.
For $x \in T^2$, let $\underline{f}(x) = \inf_{n \in \mathbb{Z}} f(\...

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**1**answer

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### A question about Mirzakhani et. al.'s algebraicity theorem

While the geodesic flow on a complete hyperbolic surface is ergodic, the closure of an individual orbit (a geodesic line) can take a complicated fractal-like shape. Nonetheless, there is an ...

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### Rounding errors in images of Julia sets

One typically computes Julia sets by iterating a complex function, such as a polynomial or rational function.
How do rounding errors affect the results?
I'm looking for references on this issue, ...

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### Does Langton's ant cover every n by 6 gridded torus?

This post follows this other post about times cover by Langton's ant of $n$ by $n$ gridded torus.
For $n$ by $n$ gridded torus, I've checked for $n \le 1000$ that the ant covers all. This fact needs ...

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### Density of periodic points and density of periodic measures

There are many results (usually connected to specification-like properties) about density of periodic measures in the space of all invariant ones. However some questions that seem to be easy (at first ...

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### Does every measure-preserving dynamical system admit a backward orbit?

This seems like a really basic question, and yet I haven't managed to find the answer!
Let $(X,\Sigma,\mu,T)$ be a measure-preserving dynamical system. Does there necessarily exist at least one ...

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### Lyapunov exponents of dual / adjoint / transpose random dynamical system (RDS)

Consider the the state of a system at time $n$, $X_n$, as the action of a product of i.i.d. $d\times d$ random matrices acting on a $d$ dimensional vector $X_0$, so we have
$$X_n = A_n \cdots A_1X_0.$...

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### Time for Langton's ant to cover a “square” torus

Langton's ant is a cellular automaton running as follows:
Squares on a plane are colored variously either black or white. We
arbitrarily identify one square as the "ant". The ant can travel ...

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votes

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### length comparison on negatively curved surfaces

Suppose $g_1$, and $g_2$ are two Riemannian metrics on a closed surface $S$, provided that the Gaussian curvature $K_{g_1}$ $<$ $K_{g_2}\leq -1$. Denote by $\mathcal{C}$ the set of free homotopy ...

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### In how many steps a random walk visits all the elements of a finite group, with a probability 1/2?

This question is a variation of the return to the origin problem.
Let $G$ be the finite group $\mathbb{Z}/n \times \mathbb{Z}/n$ and let the random transformation $T: G \to G$ such that $T(a,b) = (...

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### Discontinuity of Radon-Nikodym derivative for Patterson-Sullivan measures for word metrics on Gromov hyperbolic groups

Let $\Gamma$ be a Gromov hyperbolic group coming endowed with a word metric coming from some finite generating set. Let $\nu$ be an associated Patterson-Sullivan measure (quasi-conformal density).
I ...

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### Product of two foliations

1.What is an example of a manifold $M$ with two foliations $F$ and $F'$ which are not topological equivalent but the product foliations $F\times F$ and $F'\times F'$, as foliations on $M\times M$, ...

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### Classification of ergodic measures for circle expanding maps

Let us consider the classical self-covering of the circle $S^1=\mathbb{R}/\mathbb{Z}$ given by
$$\times_d(x) = dx \mod 1$$
where the degree $d$ is any integer greater than $1$.
There are a wealth of ...

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### Techniques for finding the stationary state of a continuous-state, discrete-time Markov process

I'm interested in a continuous-state, discrete-time Markov process. Let the distribution at time $t$ be $f_t(x)$. The update equation has the form
\begin{equation}
f_{t+1}(x) = \int f_t(x') g(x', x) ...

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### Ricocheting pinball-like shot: Complexity?

Suppose one has $n$ perfect two-sided mirror segments in the plane $\mathbb{R}^2$.
The segments are open, excluding their endpoints.
They are disjoint as closed segments, i.e., no pair shares an ...