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

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Differential inequalities for a strictly diagonal dominant system of linear ODEs

Let $A$ be a real $d\times d$ matrix. The diagonal elements are strictly negative ($a_{ii}<0$) and the off-diagonal elements are non-negative ($a_{ij}\geq 0$ for $i\neq j$). $A$ is strictly column ...
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Uniform approximation of a continuous flow by a $\mathcal{C}^1$ flow

Setup: Consider a (smooth) compact Riemannian manifold $M$, whose distance is denoted by $d$. Let $\Phi$ be a continuous flow, namely a continuous application from $\mathbb{R} \times M $ to $M$ ...
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Interior periodic points of area preserving homeomorphisms of a pair of pants

A celebrated result of Franks shows that any area preserving homeomorphism of the closed annulus $A$ with at least one periodic point (possibly along the boundary) has infinitely many interior ...
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What interesting information can be deduced from knowledge of how deep a geodesic ventures into the cusp

First of all I have to apologise as I am not a geometer and my knowledge of geometry is poor. Let $M$ be the modular surface and $\gamma$ to denote a geodesic in $M$. In the the following paper by ...
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Is there a matrix that converts the gradient of every possible function to gradient of other function?

I have already asked this question on math.stackexchange.com http://math.stackexchange.com/questions/1789476/is-there-a-matrix-that-converts-the-gradient-of-any-function-to-gradient-of-othe Now I ...
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Group actions on principal groupoids

Suppose that $\mathcal{G}$ is etale principal groupoid and that $G$ is a discrete (or finite) group acting freely on the locally compact unit space $\mathcal{G}^0$ (or assuming compactness, if ...
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Is there a complete Riemannian manifold with infinite volume whose the time-one map of the geosesic flow is recurrent?

Let M be complete Riemannian manifold M with infinite volume, it is know that the geodesic flow, $\varphi^t:T^1M \rightarrow T^1M$ preserves the Liouville measure $\mu$, that is, $\mu(\varphi^t(A)) = ...
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Periodic orbits in the plane

Consider a vector field $F:\mathbb{R}^2\rightarrow \mathbb{R}^2$ of the following form $F(y_1,y_2)=(y_2,\mu(y_1))$, where $\mu\in\mathscr{C}^1(\mathbb{R})$ has appropriate growth so that the solutions ...
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Hyperbolic PDE from total derivative?

Given a density function $p(t, \boldsymbol{x})$, where $t$ is time and the vector $\boldsymbol{x}$ represents a point in $n$ dimensional space, a hyperbolic PDE describing the time evolution of the ...
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Sequence of translation surfaces and length of saddle connections

A sequence of translation surfaces $(X_n,\omega_n)$ is said to "go to infinity" if it leaves every compact set in the space of translation surfaces as $n$ goes to infinity. I know that this is ...
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Ball ricochetting from a plane of close-packed spheres

Suppose the lower $z \le 0$ halfspace of $\mathbb{R}^3$ is filled with a rigid close-packing of unit-radius spheres. (I don't think it matters much for my purposes if it is an FCC or an HCP ...
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Existence and uniqueness of solutions for a system of first order PDEs [closed]

Which results can be applied and which conditions are needed, to ensure the existence and uniqueness of the solutions of the first order of PDEs: A$\dfrac{\partial}{\partial ...
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Ergodic, non-atomic measure on the circle which are $\times 2$ and $\times \frac12$ invariant

There any many ergodic, $T$-invariant, non-atomic measures on the space $X = [0,1)$, where $Tx = 2x \pmod 1$ is the doubling map. My question is: are any such measures also $T^{-1}$-invariant? BYO ...
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Necessity of expansiveness for existence absolutely continuous invariant measures for piecewise smooth maps of an interval

A map $\tau:[0,1]\to[0,1]$ is piecewise smooth (or $C^r$) if there is a partition of $[0,1]$ into intervals, $[0,1]=\cup I_n$, (which can be either finite or countable) such that the restriction of ...
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Is there an entire solution for the Van der pol equation?

Is there a non constant entire function $\gamma(t)=(x(t),y(t)): \mathbb{C} \to \mathbb{C}^{2}$ which satisfy the following Vander pol dififferential equation? $$\begin{cases}\dot{x}=y-x^{3}\\\dot ...
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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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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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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 : ...