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When is a composition of homeomorphisms topologically transitive provided one of the two is?

Suppose that $S$ is a (connected) regular surface, possibly with boundary, for instance an annulus. Suppose that both $f$ and $g$ are homeomorphisms whose restriction to $\partial S$ is the identity. ...
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State of the art on: "If a dynamical system is Li-Yorke chaotic, does there exist a Cantor scrambled set?"

The following problem is presented in the paper Recent development of chaos theory in topological dynamics - by Jian Li and Xiangdong Ye : "If a dynamical system [$(X,f)$, $X$ metric space, $f$ ...
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Search for period N logistic map

The logistic map is a period doubling bifurcation system. Are there known dynamical maps, which oscillate between $N$ points where $N$ is a prime number, like 2, 3, or 5, or 7... , where each ...
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Critical Reynolds numbers for turbulence in 3D and 2D planar Couette flows

In 3 spatial dimensions, the incompressible Navier-Stokes equations are: $$ \begin{split} \frac{\partial u_i}{\partial t} + \sum_{j=1}^3 u_j \frac{\partial u_i}{\partial x_j} &= - \frac{\partial p}...
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Chaotic complex dynamics and Newton's method

I'm trying to understand Harold E. Benzinger, Scott A. Burns, and Julian I. Palmore's work on one-parameter families of Julia sets arising from Newton's method in the complex domain. They show the ...
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Stable periodic orbits for three equal masses

For three equal masses in any number of dimensions (this might not be important, but 2D or 3D or 4D is fine) under just classical gravity (i.e., inverse-square force law), what stable periodic orbits ...
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Cyclicity of composition operators

Let $E=C([0,1]^m,\mathbb{R}^n)$ where $K=[0,1]^m$ where $E$ has the compact convergence topology. Recall that for a function $f:[0,1]^m\rightarrow [0,1]^m$ the associated composition operator $C_f$ ...
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Fastest sine of a large power of 2

What is the fastest known way to calculate $\sin(2^{n})$ for large integer $n$? I only need the highest few bits to be correct. I suspect that the compute time required scales with $n$ (and actually ...
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Proven chaos in logistic maps

For a logistic map using $f_r(x)=rx(1-x)$, what values of $r$ and starting $x$ are guaranteed (i.e., with an accepted proof) to be chaotic? I mean "chaotic" in the loosest sense: The ...
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2-ball billiards in a circle

Consider a 2D circular billiards table with diameter 1m containing two balls with diameter 0.25m. Let each ball start with a speed of 1m/s. In general, this speed could change after the balls hit ...
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Examples of different levels of the ergodic hierachy (specifically: weakly mixing & merely ergodic)

I am interested in generalizing some aspects of the ergodic hierarchy (of classical dynamical systems) to quantum theory. However, while I understand the definitions of the different levels of the ...
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Metric entropy and topological entropy

It is well known that, for a dynamical system $T$ on a metric space $(X,d)$, the variational principle connects the definition of metric entropy and topological entropy. In other words, if $$M(X,T) := ...
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How to analytically prove chaos

Consider the following map \begin{align*} T \colon \mathbb{R}\times\mathbb{S}^1 \to & \mathbb{R}\times\mathbb{S}^1 \\ (x,\theta) \mapsto & \left(\frac{x}{4}+ \sin^2\left(\pi\left(\theta+\...
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Birth of chaos due to nonautonomous perturbation

Let $\sigma, b>0$. I want to study the dynamics of the map $$ T \colon \mathbb{N} \times \mathbb{S}^1 \times \mathbb{R} \to \mathbb{S}^1 \times \mathbb{R}$$ such that $$T_{\sigma,b}(n,\theta,y) = (\...
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Li-Yorke sensitivity Vs Li-Yorke dense chaos

Let $X$ be a compact metric space, $X*X$ its cartesian product, and $A$ a subset of $X*X$. Are the following two properties the same, or e.g. one is stronger than the other? $A$ is dense and residual ...
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Implications for a simple deterministic chaos definition

Among many others, one definition of deterministic chaos terms "chaotic" a classical dynamical system that satisfies the following three properties: sensitive dependence to initial ...
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Nonintegrable classical dynamical systems and deterministic chaos

I'm trying to delineate a minimal (and informal) "taxonomy" for classical continuous dynamical systems that could be interested by the phenomenon of "chaos" - unfortunately the ...
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Oscillator with discrete number of amplitudes?

I know the question is a little vague, but I would like to know if someone can direct me to what kind of oscillator (if exist), that can follow the next behavior. I manually create the gif to try to ...
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Starting vector in Lyapunov exponents evaluation

Let us consider the equation: $$ \dot{x}_i = F_i(x) $$ with $x\in \mathbb{R}^n$ and $i=1\dots n$, and the equation for small displacements: $$ \dot{\delta x} = \sum_j \frac{\partial}{\partial x_j} F_i(...
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Rigorous results on chaos in a driven damped pendulum

The harmonically driven damped pendulum is often used as a simple example of a chaotic system, the equation is just $\ddot{\phi}+\frac1q\dot{\phi}+\sin\phi=A\cos(\omega t)$. As long as $A$ and $\omega$...
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Is the logistic map $x_{n+1}=r x_n (1-x_n)$ exactly solvable for any $r$ other than $-2,2,4$?

It is known that for $r=-2,2,4$ the logistic map $x_{n+1}=r x_n (1-x_n)$ has exact solutions of the form $$ x_n=\frac12 \left\{ 1- f\left(r^n f^{-1}(1-2x_0)\right)\right\} \qquad \qquad{(*)} $$ for ...
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Why are attempts to define chaos with discrete states so scarce?

Interestingly, the theory of nested recurrence relations has been correlated with “discrete chaos” by Golomb (1991) and Tanny (1992). And in literature, there are very few studies that have different ...
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Question regarding Ito representation theorem

Let $H$ be a Gaussian Hilbert space and $H^{:n:}$ be the homogeneous chaos of order $n$. and let $D_n:=\{(t_1,\cdots,t_n):t_1<t_2<\cdots <t_n\}$. For each $n\geq 0$ there exists an isometry \...
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Consequences of invariant-subspace problem to Li–Yorke chaos [closed]

The invariant-subspace problem is probably an open problem for reflexive spaces which asks: Does every bounded linear operator on an infinite-dimensional separable Hilbert space have a non-trivial ...
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Is this a new strange attractor?

I recently made some experiments in programming strange attractors, and I found this (very simple) equations, which create a nice strange attractor: ...
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Questions about a return map

Consider the following map in the interval $u\in[-1,1]$ ($U\in[-1,1]$ also) $$U=u-\frac{64}{3}u^{3}+64u^{5}-64u^{7}+\frac{64}{3}u^{9}$$ It has 3 fixed points at $u=0,\pm 1$. If we compute the ...
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Example of a Chaotic discrete dynamical system in dimension 2

I am looking for examples of discrete dynamical systems in dimension 2 that are : 1) Chaotic dynamical system in Devaney's sense in dimension 2 ? 2) Chaotic dynamical system in Li-Yorke sense but ...
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Formal justification of the Chaos game in the Sierpinski triangle

I want to justify why the Chaos game works to produce Sierpinski triangle. I use a theorem taken from Massopust Interpolation and Approximation with Splines and Fractals. Suppose that $(X,d)$ is a ...
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Curious if this chaotic recurrence relation has a name and/or interesting properties

I was playing around with 2-dimensional recurrence relations and I stumbled upon this: $$ x_{n+1} = \sin(k(y_n + x_n))\\ y_{n+1} = \sin(k(y_n - x_n)) $$ I was wondering if this was a known ...
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On the measure of regular and chaotic regions in a phase space

Consider a Hamiltonian, non-linear, dynamical system associated to $H(\vec{q},\vec{p})$. Assume that the number of effective degrees of freedom is relatively small, say $D=3,4,5$. Now choose a certain ...
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On Mathematical Foundations of Football

Football (soccer) is arguably one of the most unpredictable sports. Countless variables play a role in determining the outcome of a certain football match. Due to the high complexity of the entire set ...
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On the convergence problem of box counting for the Rössler attractor

So 5 month ago i posted this Question: Rössler attractor, Convergence of box counting to estimate the fractal dimension. Since then i have assumed, that the rate of convergence of $n(ɛ,n)$ (sum ...
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Rössler attractor, Convergence of box counting to estimate the fractal dimension

At the moment I want to estimate the fractal dimension of the Rössler attractor. I have written a program, which is counting the boxes hitted N(ɛ) (with ɛ := side length of boxes) by a trajectory on ...
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3D Billiards problem inside a torus

I have been trying to simulate the behavior of a light particle being reflected inside of a torus (essentially a 3D billiards problem). I have found that after a few thousand bounces, it converges on "...
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Are all Torus Links in fact Lorenz links or not?

I'm currently trying to work through the material on Lorenz knots in the literature and there seems to be conflicting information. On p. 66, in the Birman-Williams' paper Knotted Periodic Orbits in ...
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Gutzwiller trace formula

I am reading A Proof of the Gutzwiller Semiclassical Trace Formula Using Coherent States Decomposition, Commmun. Math. Phys, 202, 463-480 (1990). Gutzwiller trace formula says where and $g$ is a $C^...
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Beginners level question : symbolic dynamics and notations

Let $f(.)$ be a chaotic 1 D Map which produces a scalar valued time series where the first iterate is obtained from an initial condition $x[0]$ as $x[1] = f(x[0],\mu)$ where $\mu$ is the control ...
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Advice on research ideas on Non Linear Dynamics [closed]

I am interested in Non Linear Dynamics. I am just a beginner to this research area in the sense that I am starting to read the research papers. My aim is to make my project to a research paper. But ...
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Had this theorem in Tresser's article been proven somewhere?

The article in question is About Some Theorems by L.P. Sil'nikov by Charles Tresser. I am interested in the theorem C from page 453 and a particular application of such theorem which is illustrated ...
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stochastic dynamics as approximate deterministic dynamics

Is there a rigorous sense in terms of which a stochastic process may be considered as an approximation to a chaotic but deterministic ODE in a higher-dimensional state space, in a manner that ...
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A proper class for smooth chaotic function

This might be a little, soft, but I'll try Consider the interval $I=[-1,1]$. We will define a chaotic function $f:\mathbb{R}_+ \times I \to \mathbb{C}$ in the following traditional way: For every $...
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List of Bernoulli chaotic systems

Which discrete chaotic systems are known to be Bernoulli (i.e. measure theoretically isomorphic to a Bernoulli shift, one-sided or two-sided)? I am aware that it is known for some uniformly ...
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Quantification of the extent of periodicity in a time series using fractal analyses

I need metrics to quantify and compare the extent of periodicity between any two given time series, considering the time series were "almost periodic". By "almost periodic" I mean: if I were to take ...
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Is :$\frac{\Bbb d}{\Bbb d x}$ a chaotic operator in infinite-dimensional Hilbert space? [closed]

I proposed this question in SE but no answer ,may I have a problem in my question, I would like to know when $\frac{\Bbb d}{\Bbb d x}$ does chaotic operator in Hilbert space ? Let $H$=$L^2(\mathbb R)$...
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Lorenz attractor power spectrum

If considered Lorenz attractor (with classical parameters $\sigma = 10, b = \frac{8}{3},r>25$), it is often noted, that while the spectral density (Fourier transformation of corresponding ...
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Fractional Derivatives [closed]

How far these Theories of "Fractional Derivatives" be rigorized ? I have few books and references on Fractional Differential Equations etc (mainly they stress on Applied Mathematics parts and similar ...
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“is topologically mixing” vs. “is topologically transitive” in the defition of chaos

This question is cross-posted from MSE, since it hasn't gotten an answer there for over 72 hours. Wikipedia gives essentially "is topologically mixing and has dense periodic periodic orbits" as the ...
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What is the probability of an arbitrary nonlinear dynamical system to be chaotic?

Particularly, how to characterize a set of chaotic nonlinear dynamical systems as a subset of nonlinear dynamical systems with respect to the set cardinality? To explain the question more, a simple ...
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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 chaotic behavior:     (The Poincaré map ...
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cat map re-transformation

Hi, Is there any way of moving from one cat map transformation to the other without resetting parameters? For example, suppose you have two matrices '$A$'and '$B$' each permuted with different cat ...
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