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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Notions of stability for differential equations

Consider a system of differential equations $$\dot{x} = f(x,u)$$ $$y = h(x,u)$$ where $x(t), u(t)$ are vectors in some $\mathbb{R}^n$. We define the infinity norm of a function in more-or-less in the ...
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Differential equations with dense solutions

Consider the differential equation $P(y',y'',y''',y'''')=0$ on $\mathbb R$, where $P(x,y,z,w)$ is the homogeneous polynomial of degree $7$ given by $$ 3x^4yw^2-4x^4z^2w+6x^3y^2zw+24x^2y^4w-12x^3yz^3-...
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Intuition for the Yang-Baxter Equation (was: Giving relations via formal power series)

I'm reading a book (Yangians and Classical Lie Algebras by Molev) which regularly uses (what appear to me to be) clever tricks with formal power series to encapsulate lots of relations. For instance, ...
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Why use the Lefschetz Zeta function?

Given a compact, triangulable space $X$ and a continuous function $f: X\rightarrow X$, then we define the Lefschetz number $\Lambda_{f}$ by $$\Lambda_{f} = \sum_{k\geq0}(-1)^{k}Tr(f_{\ast}\vert H_{k}(...
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The Stable Manifold Theorem Applications

Definition: Let $\phi_t(x)$ be the flow of the nonlinear system $x'=f(x)$. The global stable manifold of $x'=f(x)$ at $0$ is defined by: $$W^s(0)=\bigcup_{t\leq 0}\phi_t(S)$$ Where $S$ is a $k$-...
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Eigenvalues of a quasi-circulant matrix

The following matrix cropped up in a model I am building of a dynamical system: $$A= \begin{bmatrix} 1 - \alpha & \alpha/2 & 0 & 0 &\cdots & 0 & 0 & \alpha/2\\ \alpha/2 &...
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The “muscle” behind the fact that ergodic measures are mutually singular

This is really motivated by the soft question at the end, but let me begin with something more circumscribed: Let $(X,\mathcal{B})$ be a measurable space and let $T:X\circlearrowleft$ be a self-map ...
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Separable non-linear ODE (with radicals)

I am trying to solve the equation $$ \frac{dy}{dt}=\sqrt{(\gamma-1+\frac{2\alpha\beta}{2\alpha-1})e^{-2\alpha y}-\frac{2\alpha\beta}{2\alpha-1}e^{-y}+1} $$ [1] $y(0) = 0$; $t_{0}=0$; $\alpha$, $\...
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a dynamical systems view of the central limit theorem?

I have seen many heuristic discussions of the classical central limit theorem speak of the normal distribution (or any of the "stable distributions") as an "attractor" in the space of probability ...
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Transforming the solutions of $\dot x = f(\mathbf{x}, t)$ and $\dot x = B(\mathbf{x}, t)f(\mathbf{x}, t)$ into each other

How can I prove the following theorem? If the function $B(\mathbf{x}, t)$ is strictly positive, then the solutions of the two differential equations $\dot x = f(\mathbf{x}, t)$ and $\dot x = B(\...
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Stability for Nonlinear System

I am trying to assess the (Liapunov) stability of the equilibrium at $(0,0)$ of the system \begin{align*} x_1' &= -4x_2 + x_1^2 \\ x_2' &= 4x_1 + x_2^2. \end{align*} I plotted the phase ...
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Proof Strategy for a Dynamical System of Points on the Plane

I have a rather simple-looking system which exhibits a particular behaviour in simulation, and I would now like to attempt to prove this formally. The problem is, I don't really know where to start, ...
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Sketching the global phase portrait for a version of the Lotka-Volterra system

I'm trying to sketch the phase portrait for a version of Lotka-Volterra given by $$\begin{cases} \dot{x} = x(3-x-2y)\\ \dot{y} = y(2-x-y) \end{cases}.$$ I can sketch this just fine except for the ...
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Nuclear 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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Properties of join of open covers

I am studying the basics on Ergodic Theory from Fundamentos da Teoria Ergodica by Oliveira & Viana (you can actually find the pdf on their website), particularly, the properties of topological ...
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Connection between possibility of non-monotonic solutions to first-order delay differential equations and 1-d discrete dynamical systems?

Is there a connection between the possibility of non-monotonic solutions, including periodic or other oscillatory solutions, arising in first-order autonomous delay differential equations such as the ...
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Elliptic and Fredholm partial differential operators

As I learn from the comments to this question a non elliptic operator on a compact manifold can not be a fredholm operator. On the other hand it seems that the following operator is fredholm(At least,...
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Limit of a Discrete Dynamical System, Part 2

In my previous post (i.e., Limit of a Discrete Dynamical System) the following system was considered: $$\left[\begin{array}{c}x_{t+1}\\y_{t+1}\end{array}\right]=\left[\begin{array}{c}y_{t}/b\\x_{t}-1+...
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Earnshaw's theorem

Proposition Suppose $U\colon\Omega\to\mathbb R$ is a non-constant harmonic function, i.e. $U\in\mathcal C^\omega$, i.e. analytic, and $\Delta U=0$, where $\Omega\subseteq\mathbb R^n$ is a region. ...
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Difference between dynamic system and complex system

I know this might not be an easy question, I've already read the wikipedia page, and there is an interesting view: Therefore, the main difference between chaotic systems and complex systems is ...
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Proving that $f$ has points with prime period 3

Exercise: Let $f:\mathbb{R}\longrightarrow\mathbb{R} $ be continuous, $n>3$, and $x_1,x_2,\cdots,x_n$ be points such that $x_1<x_2<\cdots<x_n$. Show that if $f(x_i)=x_{i+1}$ for $i\in\{1,2,...
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Definition and some elementary properties of the “vector turn map”

This is actually a follow up question. I have to apologise for the length of it. I didn't anticipate to be that long. I hope that it will be proved interesting nevertheless. I used the name "vector ...
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Clarification on asymptotically stability of dynamical systems

I'm wondering if someone can provide a clarification between 2 seemingly opposing definitions from reputable sources on dynamical systems! My Russian textbook, "Dynamical Systems I: Ordinary ...
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$\{\{(2^n+3^m)\alpha\}:n,m\in\mathbb{N}\}$ is dense in [0,1]??

Let $\alpha$ be an irrational real number. I wonder whether $\{\{(2^n+3^m)\alpha\}:n,m\in\mathbb{N}\}$ is dense in [0,1] in which $\{x\}$ means the fractional part of x. This is equivalent to the ...
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Quantifying Poincare map

I have a dynamical system which goes from chaos to ordered state (quasiperiodic state to be precise). I have represented this transition via a Poincare map. See the attached figures. Now, my question:...
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Is there a classical analog of Bloch's theorem?

In quantum mechanics, having a spatially periodic Hamiltonian imposes a lot of structure on solutions of Schrodinger's equation (e.g. band structure), primarily due to Bloch's theorem. In perfect ...
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a weak notion of flow in a metric space

I am seeing the definition of flow in a metric space : $f:M\times \mathbb{R}\rightarrow M$ is one flow if $M$ is metric space, $f$ is continuous and $f(x,t+s)=f(f(x,t),s)$ Note that the condition is ...
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Two Matlab ODE solvers, two different results

I am solving a system of ODEs using Matlab. One particular set of parameters caused the solver to fail, so I worked my way through the different solvers Matlab provides. I was surprised to find that ...
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Structure of first-coordinate-projection of set of solutions of “elliptic” diophantine equation $xy(6-(x+y))=6$

Say that a rational number $a$ is good iff there is a rational number $b$ with $ab(6-a-b)=6$, or equivalently iff $a^4 - 12a^3 + 36a^2 - 24a$ is the square of a rational number. Denote by $G$ the set ...
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Help on designing a dynamical system

I would like to build a four-dimensional dynamical system that has the following behavior: Here, $x_1, x_2, x_3$ and $x_4$ are the four dimensions, and each axis has a fixed point that should be a ...
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Has this difference equation :$x_{n+1}=Ax^2_{n}-Bx^2_{n-1}$ been studied before?

I posted this problem before in MO but only I would like to know if this difference equation :$$x_{n+1}=Ax^2_{n}-Bx^2_{n-1}$$ where $A(\theta)= \cos(\theta)$ and $B(\theta) =\sin(\theta)$ are ...
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About the existence of a regular solution in a chaotic system

Show that for some choice of $x_1\in\mathbb{R}$, the sequence given by: $$ x_{n+1} = n-3^{x_n} $$ satisfies: $$ \lim_{n\to +\infty} x_n= +\infty. $$ I was able to prove the statement by showing ...
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Bottlenecks in Dynamical Systems

Consider the equation $\dot{x} = r+x^2$. When $0 < r \ll 1$, this system experiences a bottleneck effect. Then the time $T$ spent in this bottleneck can be approximated by: $$T_{bn} = \int_{-\...
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Question about solutions of $x''+(1+r(t))x=0$ when $\int_1^\infty |r(t)| dx <\infty$ .

Let $x''+(1+r(t))x=0$ where $r(t)$ is continous and $\int_1^\infty |r(t)| dx <\infty$ show that the equation has solutions $\phi_1$ and $\phi_2$ such that $$\lim_{t\to\infty} [(\phi_1(t)-e^{it})=0$...
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Algebraic approach to topological equivalence of dynamical systems

For continuous dynamical systems there is a notion called topological conjugacy or (somewhat weaker) topological equivalence. I gather that equivalence sends fixed points to fixed points and limit ...
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properties of certain semigroup action on $\mathbb{Z}/p\mathbb{Z}$

Suppose we have a polynomial $f \in \mathbb{Z}/p\mathbb{Z}[x]$, $f(x) = x^2 - x$. We are interested in elements $n \in \mathbb{Z}/p\mathbb{Z}$ such that after repeated application of f they ...
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Convection-diffusion-reaction problem

I seek to solve to the system $$ \frac{\partial \phi_{a}}{\partial t} = D_{a} \frac{\partial^{2} \phi_{a}}{\partial x^{2}} - v_{a} \frac{\partial \phi_{a}}{\partial x} + \mathfrak{K}_{b}\phi_{b} ...
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Holonomic constraints and degrees of freedom

Back in my undergrad I learned that in a dynamical system, if I add a holonomic constraint, I subtract one degree of freedom from the space of configurations. But one can think of situations in which ...
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Determining whether the origin is an attracting fixed point for a scalar system

I have been asked to determine and prove the attraction properties of a continuous-time dynamical system, generated by the ODE \begin{equation} \frac{dx}{dt} =-x \end{equation} which gives the system ...
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Cross Product - Moments :: Dynamics

Some background: I am self studying dynamics and I have encountered a fundamental problem with either my understanding of linear algebra, or I am just plain dumb. So, I print screened the page of the ...
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Shift and ergodic measures

Let $X = \{0,1\}^{\mathbb{N}}$ endowed with the product topology and $\sigma : \left\{ \begin{array}{ccc} X & \to & X \\ (\epsilon_n) & \mapsto & (\epsilon_{n+1}) \end{array} \right.$. ...
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An element of $\ell^2$ wanted

I am looking for an element $x=(x_0,x_1,x_2,\cdots)$ in $\ell^2$ such that the sequence $z_n, n=0,1,2,\cdots$ defined by $$z_n=2^n(x_n, x_{n+1},\cdots)$$ is dense in $\ell^2$. It seems that this is ...
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What is this bifurcation?

I have a discrete dynamical System $x_{n+1}=f(x_{n},x_{n-1},x_{n-2},x_{n-3},x_{n-4},\lambda)$ with a paramteter $\lambda>0$, and where all $x_{n}$s are in [0,1]. $f$ is actually a larger ...
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Center Manifold Theorem

Let $f:M \rightarrow M$ be partially hyperbolic diffeomorphism of $M$ with the usual definition that at each $p$ tangent space splits to $Df$ invariant subspaces: $T_pM = E^s_p + E^c_p + E^u_p$ with ...
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Rewriting the advection-diffusion equation

This is mostly a reference request question, although I certainly appreciate any insights and/or comments. Let us assume $p:R^n×(0,∞)\to \mathbb R$ is a scalar concentration, $u\in R^n$ is the ...
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Bifurcation in 3 dimensions (simple)

I am Doing a project i have a toy system that describes a bifurcation in 3 dimensions i am posting this in part because i can no longer understand what i have written down ( its been awhile) i have ...
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How to prove stability of this dynamic system?

I'm trying to prove stability of the following dynamic system but I think my Mathematics knowledge is not deep enough. My dynamic system consists of a state vector $x \in \mathbb{R}^n$. The system ...
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The Hausdorff dimension of the set of solutions of a system of coupled differential equations

I am interested in the relationship between non-linear differential equations and the Hausdorff, or fractal, dimension of the set of solutions. For example, the Lorenz Attractor, which is a standard ...
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generating functions for catastrophe theory

I am studying Thom's theorem in catastrophe theory and am having a hard time understanding what the "generating functions" actually do. How exactly are they used to classify generic caustics? The ...
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An analytic method to prove a specific curve is closed

In my study of Hamiltonian dynamics I have come across a Hamiltonian dynamic system with a solution curve I know to be closed via computer and via intuition but I require a rigorous way to prove this, ...