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### Shape-related vector fields

Assume that $M$ is a surface in $\mathbb{R}^{3}$. We denote its shape operator by $S$. A vector field $X$ is shape related to $Y$ if $S(X)=Y$.
(of course it is not an equivalent relation).
...

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votes

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### What is an integrable system

What is an integrable system, and what is the significance of such systems? (Maybe it is easier to explain what a non-integrable system is.) In particular, is there a dichotomy between "integrable" ...

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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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votes

**1**answer

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### Convergence of local stable manifolds

This question is a kind of local version of a previous post (MO224171).
Let $\ f_n \ $ be a sequence of Morse functions on $\mathbb{R}^d$, converging, in the $C^\infty$-topology, to a limit Morse ...

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votes

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### Invariance of dynamical system under a transformation

I have come across an interesting property of a dynamical system, being transformed by a map, but i haven't been able to figure out why this is happening (for quite some time now actually). Any help ...

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### Hamiltonian systems plus epsilon [closed]

EDIT: A $2n$-dimensional hamiltonian system is completely integrable if it has $n$ linearly independent (over $\mathbb R$) conserved observables ($C^\infty$ functions on phase space, among which is ...

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votes

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### Ergodic theory: from Dynamics to Gibbs measure

I'm trying to understand the ergodic theory approach to statistical mechanics, namely how ergodic measure preserving dynamics lead to the Gibbs measure.
I have a compact space $X$, a probability ...

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votes

**3**answers

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### Generic absence of non-trivial first integrals of geodesic flows

Is it true that given a smooth manifold M (with or without boundary), a "generic" metric g on M does not possess any non-trivial (non-constant) first integral for the geodesic flow induced by g on the ...

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**1**answer

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### Stable manifolds of a sequence of Morse functions

Let $\ f_n \ $ be a sequence of Morse functions on $\mathbb{R}^d$, adequately converging (in the $C^2$-topology, say) to a limit Morse function $\ f$:
$$ f_n \to f \ .$$
At any critical point $\ p\ ...

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votes

**1**answer

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### The action of $GL(\mathbb{R}^{n})\otimes GL(\mathbb{R}^{m})$ on $\mathbb{R}P^{(mn-1)}$

Motivated by the following RG question we ask a related question as follows:
We identify $\mathbb{R}^{n} \otimes \mathbb{R}^{m}$ with $\mathbb{R}^{mn}$. We define $GL(\mathbb{R}^{n})\otimes ...

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votes

**3**answers

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### A point set of power series with coefficients in {-1, 1}. Connected or not?

Let $z$ be a fixed complex number with $|z|<1$ and consider the set
$$X_z := \Big\{\sum\limits_{i=1}^{\infty} a_i z^i \ \Big|\ a_i\in \{-1,1\} \forall i\Big\}.$$
What can be said about the set $M$ ...

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**5**answers

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### Light rays bouncing in twisted tubes

Imagine a smooth curve $c$ sweeping out a unit-radius disk that is
orthogonal to the curve at every point.
Call the result a tube.
I want to restrict the radius of curvature of $c$ to be at most 1.
I ...

**5**

votes

**2**answers

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### Are periodic billiard trajectories stable on a manifold with strictly convex boundary?

Let $(M,g)$ be a compact Riemannian manifold with strictly convex boundary.
Let $\gamma:S^1\to M$ be a periodic billiard trajectory (geodesic in the interior and reflects specularly at the boundary).
...

**0**

votes

**0**answers

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### Integrability of the orthogonal complement of a holomorphic vector field on $\mathbb{C}^{2}$

Assume that $$\begin{cases}\dot x=P(x,y)\\\dot y=Q(x,y)\end{cases}$$ is a non vanishing holomorphic vector field on an open subset $U$ of $\mathbb{C}^{2}\simeq \mathbb{R}^{4}$. It defines a two ...

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### Midpoint geodesic polygon / Birkhoff curve shortening

I would like to know under what conditions the process
of creating a midpoint piecewise geodesic polygon converges
on a surface $S \subset \mathbb{R}^3$.
$S$ may be assumed smooth, closed, and ...

**0**

votes

**0**answers

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### On a certain set of probability measures on a shift

Denote by $\mathbb{Z}_2=\{0,1\}$ the integers modulo 2.
Let $S:\mathbb{Z}_{2}^{\mathbb{N}}\times\mathbb{Z}_{2}^{\mathbb{N}} \rightarrow \mathbb{Z}_{2}^{\mathbb{N}}$ be the sum $S(a,b) = a+b$, where ...

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votes

**1**answer

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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 ...

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votes

**1**answer

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### The intuition behind the Hilbert projective metric and the Perron Frobenius Theorem

Recently I have read a proof of the Perron Frobenius Theorem for positive aperiodic matrices. In this proof, the trick is to put a metric in the "positive quadrant" of $\mathbb{R}^n$, ...

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votes

**2**answers

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### Elliptic operators corresponds to non vanishing vector fields

Let $X$ be a non vanishing vector field on a compact manifold $M$. The only differential operator associated with $X$ which I am aware of, is the derivational operator $D(g)=X.g$. Unfortunately ...

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### Is this ergodic inequality true?

Is anything similar to the following inequality true,
$\displaystyle P\{\max_{n \leq k \leq m} |A_k f - A_n f| > \epsilon\} \leq C \frac{||A_m f - A_n f||_1}{\epsilon}$
where $A_n f = ...

**4**

votes

**2**answers

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### Proper families for Anosov flows

So I've been skimming Bowen's 1972 paper "Symbolic Dynamics for Hyperbolic Flows" hoping it would give me some insight into how to build a Markov family for the cat flow (i.e., the Anosov flow ...

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votes

**2**answers

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### “Dynamical” spectral gap for the orignal system out of the spectral gap for the induced system

I would like to prove presence of a spectral gap for the transfer (Ruelle-Perron-Frobenius) operator for some non-uniformly hyperbolic dynamical system on the unit interval. Suppose that I know how to ...

**1**

vote

**1**answer

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### Holomorphic vector field with infinite separatrix

Let $V=\sum_{i=1}^{n}a_i(z_1,\ldots z_n)\frac{\partial}{\partial z_i}$ be a holomorphic vector field defined on a neighborhood $U\subset \mathbb{C}^n$ of the origin, such that the common zero point of ...

**1**

vote

**3**answers

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### reference on complex dynamics

Please someone suggest me some reference on the topic "Complex Dynamics". I want a brief geometric treatment from the root level. I have graduate level background on complex analysis, riemannian ...

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votes

**0**answers

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### Express measurable entropy in terms of Fourier coefficients of the measure

Let $S^1$ be the unit circle and $T:S^1\to S^1$ be a continuous map. Suppose $\mu$ is a $T$-invariant Borel probability measure on $S^1$, that is, $\mu(T^{-1}A)=\mu(A)$ for every Borel subset $A$ of ...

**0**

votes

**2**answers

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### Ergodic automorphisms of a compact metric abelian group are Bernoulli

In the literature, such as in this article, it is proved that every ergodic automorphism of a compact metric abelian group is Bernoulli. A rotation is not isomorphic to a Bernoulli shift because it ...

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votes

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### Is there an underlying explanation for the magical powers of the Schwarzian derivative?

Given a function $f(z)$ on the complex plane, define the Schwarzian derivative $S(f)$ to be the function
$S(f) = \frac{f'''}{f'} - \frac{3}{2} (\frac{f''}{f'})^2$
Here is a somewhat more conceptual ...

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votes

**1**answer

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### Time averages and differentiability

Let $\varphi_t : M \rightarrow M$ be a smooth flow on a smooth manifold $M$. We may assume (although I'm not sure if this is important) that the flow preserves a smooth volume form on $M$. Given a ...

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votes

**2**answers

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### Noninvariance for a specific nonlinear oscillator

Consider the nonlinear system
\begin{align*}
\frac{d}{dt} \begin{pmatrix} x_1(t) \\ x_2(t) \end{pmatrix} = \begin{pmatrix} x_2(t) \\ -4x_1(t) + x_1^2(t) \end{pmatrix},
\end{align*}
which admits ...

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votes

**3**answers

856 views

### Birkhoff conjecture about integrable billiards

There is a conjecture by Birkhoff which claims that for a simple closed $C^2$ plane curve $C$, if the billiard ball map is integrable then the curve is an ellipse.
Integrability here might be ...

**6**

votes

**0**answers

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### How much energy will be released in the explosion when one shoots a superelastic billiard ball into a collection of still superelastic billiard balls?

Consider the following scenario. Let $\alpha>1$. Suppose whenever two superelastic balls collide at speed $\gamma$ they bounce off each other at speed $\gamma\cdot\alpha$ (i.e. $\alpha$ is the ...

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### Distribution of the Error term in GH Hardy's “curious result” $\sum_{\nu \leq n } \{ \nu \theta \}^2 = \tfrac{1}{12} n + O(1)$

In an early paper, GH Hardy talks about the distribution of "curious" sum:
$$ \sum_{\nu \leq n } \{ \nu \theta \}^2 = \tfrac{1}{12} n + O(1)$$
where $\{x\}:=x-\left \lfloor x \right \rfloor -1/2$. ...

**0**

votes

**0**answers

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### when the composition of two ergodic maps is ergodic?

I would like to know if there are sufficient criteria for the composition of two ergodic maps to be still ergodic.
My context is piecewise affine transformations of the torus in arbitrary dimensions

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**0**answers

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### A heat equation approach to the perturbation of vector field with center

Edit: According to the comment of Willie Wong I realize that the previous version was trivial. I thank him for his comment. Now I revise it.
We consider the heat equation $$U_{t}=\Delta ...

**0**

votes

**0**answers

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### On the stability analysis of a discrete difference system with multiplicative noise

If we assume that
\begin{equation*}
\rho \{\phi \otimes \phi+\psi \otimes \psi\}<1,
\end{equation*}
where $\rho$ denotes the spectral radius, then can we verify that the following inequality ...

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votes

**3**answers

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### Limit cycles as closed geodesics(geodesible flow)

The classical Van der Pol equation is the following vector field on $\mathbb{R}^{2}$:
\begin{equation}\cases{\dot{x}=y-(x^{3}-x)\\ \dot{y}=-x}\end{equation}
This equation defines a foliation on ...

**0**

votes

**1**answer

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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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votes

**1**answer

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### Conformal changes of metric and geodesics

Suppose $(M,g)$ is a Riemannian manifold. Let us assume that $X$ denotes a vector field in this manifold and consider the integral curves of this vector field.
Does there exist a conformal factor $c$ ...

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### Are the algebraic numbers dense everywhere on the boundary of the Mandelbrot set?

Let $\mathcal{B}$ denote the boundary of the Mandelbrot set, and let
$\overline{\mathbb{Q}}$ denote the algebraic closure of the rationals.
Further put $\mathcal{B}_{\overline{\mathbb{Q}}} := ...

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votes

**1**answer

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### Regarding the definition of S-flows over a category (given a monoid S)

(This question was originally directed to Simone Virili, referring to the answer http://mathoverflow.net/a/103840/2926, but could also be addressed to the greater community.)
I was wondering if you ...

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votes

**0**answers

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### A finiteness question for integrable polynomial distributions on $\mathbb{R}^3$

This question is motivated by the finitness of limit cycles for polynomial vector fields on $\mathbb{R}^2$
Assume that $X,Y$ are two independent polynomial vector fields on $\mathbb{R}^{3}$ such ...

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votes

**2**answers

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### Entropy equals zero?

Imagine you have a shift invariant ($\sigma$-invariant) probability measure $\eta$
in the Bernoulli space $\{0,1\}^{\mathbb{N}}$. Define
$\mathcal{P} = \{[0],[1]\}$;
$\mathcal{P}^{n} = ...

**0**

votes

**0**answers

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### How to treat non-identifiable states in Kalman filtering/dynamic linear models?

Let $x_t = G_tx_{t-1}+\omega_t$ with $\omega_t \sim \mathrm{N}(\mathbf{0}, \mathbf{W}_t)$ be a state equation, and let $y_t = F_tx_t+\nu_t$ with $\nu_t \sim \mathrm{N}(\mathbf{0}, \mathbf{V}_t)$ be a ...

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vote

**0**answers

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### Bifurcations in flows on 2-dimensional torus

I am doing research on bifurcations which appear in flows on the
2-dimensional torus, in particular on such which do not appear in flows
on $\mathbb{R}^2$.
Can anyone provide some references on ...

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**0**answers

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### Dropping three bodies

Consider the usual three-body problem with Newtonian
$1/r^2$ force between masses. Let the three masses start off at rest,
and not collinear. Then they will become collinear a finite time ...

**4**

votes

**0**answers

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### What statistical data/quantities are known about the time spent by a generic orbit of an ergodic system in a fixed set?

By the ergodic theorem, we know that for almost every point, the average time spent by an orbit in a set is equal to the relative measure of that set.
What other information about that time can we ...

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votes

**0**answers

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### Is there a name for a bifurcation where a stable fixed point bifurcates into three fixed points: stable, unstable and saddle?

Consider the differential equation on $\mathbb{R}^2$ whose polar-coordinate representation is given by
$$ \begin{array}{r c l} \dot{r} & = & r(\alpha - r^2) \\ \dot{\theta} & = & ...

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votes

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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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**0**answers

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### Flow on invariant Lagrangian tori

The most concrete version of the question is :
A (necessarily) invariant Lagrangian torus $L$ on the unit cotangent of a Riemannian metric on the two-torus carries a periodic orbit with period $T$. ...

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votes

**0**answers

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### What is known about topological equivalence of polynomial dynamical systems on two different domains in R^n?

The question is mainly about $\it flows$, not maps (i.e., continuous time, not discrete time).
Is it known if the study of polynomial dynamical systems on $\mathbb R^n$ can be reduced to the study ...