In dynamical systems, the motion of a particle in some geometric space, governed by some time dependent rules, is studied. The process can be discrete (where the particle jumps from point to point) or continuous (where the particle follows a trajectory). Dynamical systems is used in mathematical ...

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Velocity field arrows along null clines as well as outside null clines

For Question 8 (as well as in general), I don't understand how to sketch velocity field arrows along the null clines as well as outside the null clines. For this question the f1 null cline would be ...
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Prove that $T$ has an orbit of period 3

Suppose that $T$ is continuous map from an interval $I$ to itself. Moreover, suppose that there exists $x_1 < x_2 < x_3 < x_4 $ such that $$T(x_1) = x_2, T(x_2) = x_3, T(x_3) = x_4\ \ ...
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Show that f: $\mathbb{R}$/$\mathbb{Z}$ $\to$ $\mathbb{R}$/$\mathbb{Z}$ orientation reversing. Then f(x) = x has exactly 2 solutions.

Im having some problem with the following question. Show that if $f: \mathbb{R}/\mathbb{Z} \to \mathbb{R}/\mathbb{Z}$ orientation reversing, then $f(x) = x$ has exactly $2$ solutions. ($f$ has $2$ ...
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Locally evaluate nonlinear dynamic system's stability using eigenvalues

I don't have a large mathematical background, but I'm working with Computational Neuroscience. I have a large Synaptic Matrix (x axis: presynaptic NeuronID, y axis: postsynaptic NeuronID) in a Modular ...
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Lagrangian of bead on a rotating hoop

I'm trying to find the Lagrangian for a bead on a rotating circular loop (constant angular velocity $\omega$, radius $a$) in two different ways and I'm unsure why these are giving different answers. ...
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Numerical phase plane?

In my Differential Dynamical Systems text book, I came across the following question: Sketch the local behavior you obtained in the phase plane and compare with a numerical phase plane plotter that ...
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3-cycles of the iterated quadratic maps and the Galois Theory of $x^3 = a(x-1)$

Taken from these notes [1] on Galois Theory, I would like to show that iterating the map $$p: x \mapsto x^2 - x - 2 $$ has a cycle of order 3 when you start with the root of $x^3 - 3x - 1 = 0$. ...
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Periodic cycles of the Poincare map

For a dynamical system $\dot{x} = f(x)$, I understand the Poincare map is defined by successive intersections of an (n-1) dimensional surface $\Sigma$ with trajectories in n dimensional phase space. ...
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Recommended second textbook for dynamical systems?

I recently finished a course on dynamical systems supplemented by Strogatz's textbook. There are a few parts of the book that we didn't cover (in particular, the material on fractals), but the ...
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Angle-doubling map is mixing

Let $$ T:\mathbb{S}^1\to\mathbb{S}^1\\ x\mapsto 2x $$ be the angle-doubling map on the circle. We know that this transformation is ergodic. We want to prove that is mixing. I have to show that $$ ...
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What is the difference between a trajectory and an orbit in dynamical systems?

In dynamical systems, the integral curves for a differential equation that governs a system are referred to as trajectories or orbits, then what is the difference bewteen they?
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Equality by iteratively applying $(a,b)\rightarrow [(a+1,2b)\text{ or }(2a,b+1)]$?

I play a game starting with $2$ positive integers $a$ and $b$. At each step of the game I can double one of the integers and add $1$ to the other integer. Is there always a procedure for any ...
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Properties of the space of $ T $-invariant probability measures over a compact topological space.

Let $T: X \to X$ be a continuos map defined on the compact space (Maybe Haussdorff) $X$. Denote by $M_T$ the space of $T$-invariant probability measures defined over the Sigma Algebra of Borel sets. ...
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What's the difference between $Df$ and $Tf$?

I'm reading Michael Shub's Global Stability of Dynamical Systems. In chapter 4, he defined hyperbolic set and said the splitting $E^s$ and $E^u$ are $Tf$ invariant. So I assume this $Tf$ is the ...
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A differentiable manifold of class $\mathcal{C}^{r}$ tangent to $E^{\pm}$ and representable as graph

The stable manifold theorem tell us: A local stable manifold $W^{s}_{loc}(x^{*})$, which is a differentiable manifold of class $\mathcal{C}^{r}$ and dimension $n_{-}, $ tangent to the ...
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How to understand this verbal description of the dynamics?

Let $T$ map $\left\{0,r,l\right\}^{\mathbb{Z}}$ to itself by having the r's move right, the l's move left and an r and an l annhihilate each other when they meet or cross. How would you understand ...
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Terminology for functions such that $f(x)\ge x$ for all $x$

Is there a common terminology for a real function $f$ such that $$f(x)\ge x$$ for all $x$? same question for the conditions $\forall x,f(x)>x$; $\forall x,f(x)\le x$; $\forall x,f(x)<x$. (I'm ...
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Question related to the ballistic motion

A point mass will move in the gravitational field of the Earth according to the equation $$\ddot R =-\frac{GM_eR}{|R|^3},$$ where $R$ is the position vector of the point mass measured from the ...
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Conditions for Deriving $R_0$ for SIR Model Using Survival Function Method

I'm taking a look at the SIR model given by the system of differential equations \begin{align} \frac{dS}{dt} & = - \beta S I \\ \frac{dI}{dt} & = \beta S I - \gamma I \\ \frac{dR}{dt}& ...
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Eigenvectors question

$x'=x-2y$ $y'=4x-x^3$ Equilibrium points are $(2,1),(-2,-1),(0,0)$ Consider equilibrium point $(2,1)$: Let $X=x-2$ and $Y=y-1$. Subbing this into the main and eliminating all the nonlinear terms ...
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Sketching phase portrait

$\dot{x}=-2x-2y$ $\dot{y}=-x-3y$ Equilibrium point is $(0,0)$. Eigenvalues are $\lambda_+=-1$ and $\lambda_-=-4$ which have corresponding eigenvectors $2\choose -1$ and $1 \choose 1$ respectively. ...
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Stubborn dynamical system state

It is rather common to use matrices to represent the relationship of the states of dynamical systems. It is very natural to use matrices because of their ease in analysis. Stability, convergence ...
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Characterizing equicontinuity via ultrafilters

We have a compact metric space $(X,d)$ and a homeomorphism $T:X\to X$. For any ultrafilter $p\in\beta\mathbb{Z}$ we can define the map $T^p:X\to X$ given by $T^p(x):=\lim_{n\to p}T^n x$ (which can ...
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Bifurcations in the Duffing oscillator

I'm trying to describe all the bifurcations in the two parameter Duffing oscillator: $$\ddot{x} + ax + bx^3 = 0$$ In phase space with $y = \dot{x}$ I've found the origin to be a centre for $a>0$ ...
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How to proof that bracket of two vector field can be computed by second derivation

Can some one give a hint how can I proof that where $\phi$ indicated the flow of vector fields.
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Show system of ODEs has a periodic solution by finding smallest annular trapping region

Find the smallest annular trapping region of the following: $r'=r(1-2r^2+sin(2\theta)r^2)$ $\theta ' = -1$ I really do not understand how to do this. I have been trying to figure it out from things ...
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A question regarding space-state representation

First of all I am not sure if this is the right place to ask this. Lets say we have a system in a form of a harmonic oscillator desribed by a second order DE. There will be 2 state variables - x ...
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How to diagonalise this pentadiagonal pseudo-Toeplitz matrix?

How can one diagonalise this N-by-N pentadiagonal matrix (where $r$ is some real constant)? $$ \tiny \begin{pmatrix} r^2 +r & -2r -1 & 1 & & & & & & ...
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Topological entropy of circle homeomorphism is zero. True or false?

may I know if it is true that $\ f: S^1 \to S^1$ a homeomorphism, then $h_{top}(f) = 0$, where $h_{top}$ stands for topological entropy. I believe this statement is true, but I cannot prove it.
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We all know about compositions of functions, but what about decomposition. Is there a way with math, not just heuristics?

The composition operator is a well know and quite often used method in integration and differentiation, think u-substitution. However, given a composition like $$f(f(f(...f(x)...)))$$ Where there are ...
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T invariant probability measure on a compact space $X$

Let $T:X\to X$ be a continuous map defined on the compact space $X$. I read that if $X$ is a metric space then the set of T-invariant probability measure is not empty. I want to know if this result ...
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the $C^2$ structural stability of maps on $S^1$

Let $f, g:S^1\rightarrow S^1$ be two $C^2$ maps, $q\in S^1$ be such that $\inf_{n\geq 0}(f^n(q), C_f)>0$ where $C_f$ is the critical points of $f$, i.e., $C_f=\{x\in S^1:f'(x)=0\}.$ Assume that all ...
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Beta transformation is Ergodic.

Let $\beta \in \mathbb{R}$ with $\beta >1$. Define $T_{\beta}:[0,1)\to [0,1)$ by: $$T_{\beta}(x)=\beta x-[\beta x]=\{\beta x\} $$. Consider: $$ ...
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Expanding maps of the circle and their coding

A continuous smooth ($C^{10}$-smooth, for example) map $f:S^1\to S^1$ of the circle is called expanding if $\inf_{x\in S^1} f'(x) > 1 $. Here $S^1 = [0,1]/\sim$, the segment with identified ...
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Question about history of Entropy

I have started to study Ergodic theory and entropy by some books and lecture notes more than three months but unfortunately I'm not familiar with history of Entropy (I know some thing about name of ...
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A dynamical system of differential equations - periodic solutions?

I am solving a physical problem with a known periodic solution. When I simulate the behaviour of the system numerically, with full blown differential equations, I get stable, but rather complicated ...
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Is there an elegant proof of this elementary bifurcation theory result?

Let's suppose I have a $C^1$ function $f:\mathbb{R}\times\mathbb{R}\rightarrow\mathbb{R}$, $(x,\lambda)\mapsto f(x,\lambda)$. Suppose there is a unique solution of the equation $f(x,\lambda_1)=0$, ...
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Can there be an interval where $F(x)=4 x^2-\frac{1}{2}$ is chaotic?

The function $$F(x)=4 x^2-\frac{1}{2}$$ has two repelling fixed points. Now, I wonder, can there be an interval $I$ where it is chaotic? I think not, because of the repulsiveness of the fixed points. ...
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This one weird thing that bugs me about summation and the like

Most of us know $$\sum_{n=a}^b c_n=c_a+c_{a+1}...+c_{b-1}+c_b$$ Some of us know $$\prod_{n=a}^b c_n=c_a \cdot c_{a+1}...c_{b-1} \cdot c_{b}$$ A few of us know ...
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Prove that if $x<0$ then $F_\mu^n(x)\rightarrow -\infty$ as $n\rightarrow \infty$, where $F_\mu=\mu x(1-x)$.

Logistic map is given as $$x_{n+1}=\mu x_n(1-x_n)$$ Let $F_\mu=\mu x(1-x)$. Therefore, for $\mu>1$, prove that if $x<0$ then $F_\mu^n(x)\rightarrow -\infty$ as $n\rightarrow \infty$.
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Recursion and splitting into even and odd parts

Given the relations $v_{2i}=v_i$ and $v_{2i+1}=-v_{i}$ and $\eta(m)=\lim_{n\to\infty}\frac{1}{N}\sum_{i=0}^{N-1}v_{i}v_{i+m}$. I want to show $\eta(m)=$\eta(2m)$. $\textnormal{Part of the hint is to ...
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Introducing noise and time lag between two coupled Rössler systems

I have two Rössler systems mutually coupled by the second component. I want to introduce some small noise and a slight time lag of the coupling between the systems. I'm not sure 1. what the best ...
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Qualitative properties of eigenvalues that can be inferred from matrix structure?

I am doing a linear stability analysis of a 6-dimensional system, what I want to know is if the system is stable at numerically solved steady states by looking at the eigenvalues of the jacobian ...
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System of first order ODEs with coherent sinusoidal time varying coefficient

I have encountered equations of the form $$\frac{{d{\bf{y}}(t)}}{{dt}} = \left( {{A_0} + {A_1}\cos (\omega t)} \right){\bf{y}}(t)$$where ${\bf{y}}$ is a vector and ${{A_0}}$ and ${{A_1}}$ are square ...
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Topology equivalence in dynamical system

my name is Eric. I've got trouble when proofing that system $\dot{x}=\alpha+x^2+O(x^3)$ is topological equivalence with system $\dot{x}=\alpha+x^2$. I don't understand how to build the homeomorphism ...
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How to change the variables so $x_{n+3}=f(x_{n},x_{n+1},x_{n+2})$ becomes of the form $g(y_n)=y_{n+1}$?

How to change the variables so $x_{n+3}=f(x_{n},x_{n+1},x_{n+2})$ becomes of the form $g(\underline{y}_n)=\underline{y}_{n+1}$
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Flow Notation over Interval

Given a section of the flow $\Phi^t(x_0)$ (for finite $t$), I'd like to denote a subsection of this flow from times $\tau^{i-1}$ to time $\tau^{i}$ using similar notation. I was considering using ...
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Normal form calculation

I am working on a problem involves 4 dimensional dynamical system. Is there any ready package (for maple ,matlab...) which calculate the normal form of nonlinear continuous dynamical systems? The ...
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Closed Form Solutions To Simple Iterated Polynomial Building Blocks

I've been doing some work on fractals and simple iterated polynomials lately. I admit, I've only taken classes up through Calc 2, although I've done a decent bit of reading on many topics over the ...
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Dynamical system $x_{n+1} = \frac{1}{2}(x_n - \frac{1}{x_n}) \ \ , \ \ n = 0, 1 , 2,…$

Consider the dynamical system $$ x_{n+1} = \frac{1}{2}(x_n - \frac{1}{x_n}) \ \ , \ \ n = 0, 1 , 2,... $$ So by using the substitution $x_n = \cot(y_n)$, I have found: $$ x_n = \cot(\cot^{-1} ...