Dynamics of flows and maps (continuous and discrete time), including infinite-dimensional dynamics, Hamiltonian dynamics, ergodic theory.

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Dynamics of pairwise distances in the $n$-body problem

Disclaimer: I have asked this question on Physics SE a week ago, but got no answers. I know that some MO users are interested in the $n$-body problem, so I decided to cross post here as well. ...
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Can we trap light in a polygonal room?

Suppose we have a polygonal path $P$ on the plane resulting from removal of an one of a convex polygon's edges and a ray of light "coming from infinity" (that is, if we were to trace the path ...
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Connection between cardiac equations and untangling knots?

I was surprised to learn that there is (conjecturally) a connection between a cardiac muscle model known as the FitzHugh-Nagumo equations, and untangling knots: Maucher, Fabian, and Paul ...
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Equivalence classes on an ordered Bratteli diagram

Let $S$ be the adic transformation preserving a probability measure $\mu$ on the set $\Gamma$ of infinite paths of a $\mathbb{N}$-graded ordered Bratteli graph. For every $n \geq 0$ define the ...
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Hausdorff dimension = entropy/Lyapunov exponent for the baker's map?

Let $\Sigma=\{0,1\}^{\mathbb Z}$ and let $\sigma:\Sigma\to\Sigma$ be the left shift. Then it is well known that $(\Sigma, \sigma)$ is conjugate to the baker's map $B$ of the unit square: $$ B(x,y) = ...
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Lyapunov exponents of Lorenz63 and Lorenz96 system

Can someone suggest a reference on the mathematical results (NOT numerical) on the Lyapunov exponents of Lorenz-63 and Lorenz-96 systems (or any other non-trivial system)? In particular, is it always ...
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Applications of topology to discrete dynamical systems?

I'd like to know some of the applications of topology to discrete dynamics. By discrete dynamics I loosely mean studying maps between discrete sets. I mean cases where adding a topology to the sets ...
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parametrizations for sections of time in a flow

Let $\phi:\mathbb{R}\times X\rightarrow X$ be a flow in $X$, where $(X,d)$ is a compact metric space. Denote by $\mathcal{H}$ the set of continuous maps $ h:\mathbb{R}\rightarrow \mathbb{R}$ such that ...
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about dense orbit and non-wandering points [closed]

Consider $X$, a topological space, and $T:X \to X$ a continuous map. Question: is that true that " if the orbit of $x\in X$ is dense then $x$ is a non-wandering point"? How can it be proven? My ...
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A problem from Sakai's book on derivations on C(K) and differential structure on K

In his book, Operator Algebras in Dynamical Systems, at page 59 Sakai poses the following question. Problem: Let K be a compact space and suppose that C(K) has a non-zero closed *-derivation. Then ...
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Is there an area preserving toral endomorphism with critical point?

An endomorphism is a continuous map $f:\mathbb{T}^2 \to \mathbb{T}^2$. An conservative endomorphism is an endomorphism that is area preserving $(m(f^{-1}(U)=m(U), \forall U$ borel set and m is the ...
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Survivor sets for expanding maps of the interval

Let $T:[0,1]\to [0,1]$ be a piecewise smooth expanding map, i.e., $|T'(x)|>1$ for all $x$. Let $I_n$ be a sequence of nested intervals (i.e., $I_{n+1}\subset I_n$) such that the length of $I_n$ ...
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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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Long term behavior of a certain discrete time dynamical system on graphs

Consider the graph $(V,E)$ with vertex set $V=\{v_1,...,v_n\}$ and edge set $E\subset V\times V$. Further, assume that $\forall v_i\in V, (v_i,v_i)\in E$. Assume that each vertex has an ...
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Measure of the Attractor of Critical Points of a Manifold

Let $f: \mathbb{R}^d \rightarrow \mathbb{R}$ be a smooth function and consider the $d$-manifold $M = \{(x, f(x)): x \in \mathbb{R}^d\} \subset \mathbb{R}^{d+1}$. Let $P$ be a property of some subset ...
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Ergodic skew product on $\mathbb T^d\times U(2)$

Let $\mathbb T^d=\mathbb R^d/\mathbb Z^d$ be the $d$-dimensional torus with normalized Haar measure $\mu_1$ and let $U(2)$ be the group of $2\times2$ unitary matrices with normalized Haar measure ...
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Is there a Bayesian theory of deterministic signal? Prequel and motivation for my previous question

This is a prequel to my question: What's the probability distribution of a deterministic signal? (functional integrals in probability theory) Clearly my question looks at the same time fairly ...
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About positive upper density

For $S\subset \mathbb{N}$ define the upper density as $D^{\ast }(S)=\limsup_{n\rightarrow \infty }\frac{\left\vert S\cap \{1,2,\ldots,n\} \right\vert }{% \left\vert n\right\vert }.$ Question: ...
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About stable manifold of a point [closed]

Let $(X, d)$ be a compact metric space and $f:X\rightarrow X$ be a homeomorphism and $$W^{s}(x)=\{y| d(f^{n}(x), f^{n}(y))\rightarrow as \ n\rightarrow \infty\}.$$ Question: What condition on $(X, ...
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converse lyapunov theorems for differential inclusion

Let $A$ be a global attractor of a differential inclusion $$\dot{x}(t) \in h(x(t))$$. I am interested in knowing converse lyapunov theorems under this condition. Thanks
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On the density of the sequence $\{n \{n \xi \} \}_n$

I have a question that I can't manage to answer myself. It comes from some work in PDE theory, but it is related to analytic number theory. Let us say that we have an irrational number $\xi$. The ...
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Is a one-dimensional unstable manifold of an ODE a union of the associated equilibrium point and two full orbits? [closed]

Consider an ordinary differential equation (ODE) system \begin{align} \frac{dx}{dt} = f(x) \end{align} where $x \in \mathbb{R}^n$ ($n \geq 2$) and the vector field $f$ is defined on an open subset $X$ ...
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Finite graph colorings without symmetries

Let $G$ be a connected finite simple graph with vertex set $V$, $F$ a finite set and let $\Delta(G)$ denote the degree of $G$, i.e. $\Delta(G)= \max_{v\in V} \deg(v)$. We say that a coloring ...
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Perburb the Monodromy of Lefschetz fibration over a disk

Suppose that $\pi:E \to D$ is a 4-dimensional Lefschetz fibration over a disk,(more general, Lefschetz fibration over a surface with boundary ) and let $\Omega$ be a closed 2-form on $E$ such that it ...
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theta functions and Brownian motion

I did some plots of the theta function $\theta(z) = \sum q^{n^2}$ near the real axis, so $q = e^{2\pi i \, n z}$ and $z = 0.001 + i \mathbb{R}$. At first it looks like some random sine curve and then ...
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Sturmian subword whose reverse is not a subword

Let ${\cal L}_n$ be the set of all subwords of length $n$ of a biinfinite Sturmian sequence, induced by a rotation coding with irrational angle $\theta$. Take a word $w \in {\cal L}_{2^n}$ and write ...
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Question about a certain coding of rotations

Notation: A word $w$ on the alphabet $A=\{a,b\}$ having $2p$ letters can be viewed as a word $w'$ having $p$ letters on the alphabet $A'=A^2$. I denote by $\beta(w)$ the number of occurences of the ...
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Can two rational rotations $F_2 = \langle A, B \rangle \to SO(3)$ efficiently approximate the $3 \times 3$ identity matrix?

Let $A,B$ be two rational rotations: $$ A = \left[\begin{array}{rcc} \frac{3}{5} & \frac{4}{5} & 0 \\ -\frac{4}{5} & \frac{3}{5} & 0 \\ 0 & 0 & 1 \end{array}\right] ...
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Nuclear operators/spaces and transfer operators

While studying for my thesis (in dynamical systems) I've encountered multiple times with the concept of nuclear operators and nuclear spaces, often linked with the works of Grothendieck. For example, ...
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homeomorphisms of the real line

Let G be a non abelian finitely generated subgroup of increasing homeomorphisms of the real line having a fixed point free element h (hx>x for all x in the line). Is there a real number a such that ...
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Boundedness of partial products for a divergent trig product

I am looking at a discrete dynamical system and I wish to show that it is bounded. I know that the displacement after $n$ iterations is given by the product $$\Delta_n=\prod_{k=0}^n ...
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Topological entropy and periodic sequences of a subshift

Let $\Sigma$ be a two-sided subshift on a finite alphabet $A$. Let $\Sigma_n$ denote all words $x_{-n}\dots x_n\in A^{2n+1}$ such that $(x_k)_{-\infty}^\infty \in \Sigma$ for some $x_k, |k|>n$. ...
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The autonomous diameter of the group of Hamiltonian diffeomorphisms of the standard symplectic space

The autonomous norm of a Hamiltonian diffeomorphism $h$ of a symplectic manifold $(M,\omega)$ is the smallest number $n\in \mathbf N$ such that $h=a_1\dots a_n$, where $a_i$ are autonomous ...
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Question about martin boundaries of random walks induced on transient subgroups

Suppose $\Gamma$ is a discrete, finitely generated, non-amenable group, and consider a random walk given by a measure $\mu$. Assume the measure is symmetric, finitely generated, and the support of ...
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Does a continuous function have a continuous integral function in a discrete dynamical system?

Let $X$ be a compact manifold (or the closure of a Euclidean domain if that helps significantly) and $T\colon X\to X$ a homeomorphism. Let us say that a function $v\colon X\to\mathbb R$ is the ...
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underdamped oscillation with quadratic decay

I know that for a 2nd order linear differential equation system, there are 3 possible scenarios: over-damped, critically damped and underdamped. For the underdamped case the solutions are of the form: ...
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Why can every twist map be realized as the time-1 map of a time-dependent Hamiltonian?

if have problems getting my head around the following claim made by Moser in "Monotone twist mappings and the calculus of variations" and Gole in "Symplectic twist maps". Setting: Let $F : ...
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Mixed up by definitions of mildly mixing

Here are two setup where the notion of "mildly mixing" comes up: for representations and for group acting by measure preserving transformations (see definitions below). Since a natural class of ...
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Invariant $\sigma$-field of a product with a weakly mixing transformation

It is known that an invertible mpt $S$ is weakly mixing if and only if $S \times T$ is ergodic for any ergodic invertible mpt $T$. Is it more generally true that the invariant $\sigma$-field of $S ...
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Can a smooth diffeomorphism of a Riemannian manifold have only positive Lyapunov exponents on a large set?

Let $M$ be a compact Riemannian manifold, $f: M \to M$ a diffeomorphism, and $\mu$ an ergodic measure for $M$. Suppose that the support of $\mu$ is not a finite set. Is it possible that all the ...
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How to quantify the closeness/distinctness of the attractors?

Suppose I have two discrete long-time series from two dynamical systems. I assume these two systems have compact attractor. How do I measure the closeness or distinctness of the two attractors from ...
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Can a smooth diffeomorphisms of a Riemannian manifold have only positive Lyapunov exponents?

Let $\mu$ be some ergodic measure of our compact Riemannian manifold $M$, which is preserved by $f\in Diff^{1+\beta}(M)$. Is it possible that all the Lyapunov exponents of $\mu$ will be positive? ...
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Two elementary inequalities for real-valued polynomials

I am looking for references discussing two inequalities that come up in the study of the dynamics of Newton's method on real-valued polynomials (in one variable). The inequalities are fairly ...
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Integer Recursion Reference Request

I've run across the following recursion which at times seems very steady and predictable and at other times seems very chaotic. Let $c_1, \dots c_k, b_0, m \in \mathbb{Z}$ with $b_0>m\ge 3$ and ...
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Convex combinations of Bernoulli Measures

How big is the weak-* closure of the set of all (finite) convex combinations of Bernoulli measures among all invariant probability measures? I mean, we are in the symbolic space ...
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What's the probability distribution of a deterministic signal or how to marginalize dynamical systems? (functional integrals in probability theory)

In many signal processing calculations, the (prior) probability distribution of the theoretical signal (not the signal + noise) is required. In random signal theory, this distribution is typically a ...
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Applications of the Central Limit Theorem in dynamical systems

There are very many papers in the area of (possibly non-uniformly) hyperbolic dynamical systems whose aim is to prove the Central Limit Theorem. In a dynamical context, this means that one: has a ...
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What is the relationship between solutions for the parameterised second order differential equations

Let us consider the following parameterised complex-valued second order differential equations, and $u(x,\lambda)$ be the solution for $$ u''+u'-i\lambda V(x)u=0, \, x\in [0,1], $$ What is the ...
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Possible limits of $(1/n) \sum_{k=0}^{n-1} e^{i2\pi \cdot 2^k\alpha}$

I made a throwaway comment on math stackexchange the other day that got me thinking about the following question. Let $$ f_n (\alpha) = \frac1n \sum_{k=0}^{n-1} e(2^k\alpha),$$ where $e(x) = ...
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A weighted ergodic average

According to my simulations, it looks like the number of times that the $N$ first iterates $u_0$, $\ldots$, $u_{N-1}$ of the sequence $(u_n)$ defined here meets an interval $I$ is close to $N|I|$ ...