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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Complicated exercise on ODE

I have this exercise extracted from a examination of qualitative theory of ODE (in which we study the existence and uniqueness of solutions, and stability using the function of Lyapunov) I don't know ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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 problem about Cantor set and found when learning dynamical systems.

Consider the family of functions F(x)=$x^3 -\alpha$x, for $\alpha \gt 0$ Prove that if $\alpha$ is sufficiently large, then the set of points |$F^n(x)$| which do not tend to infinity is a Cantor ...
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two fixed points, same fractional iteration

Suppose a function f(z) has two fixed points, one repelling, and the other attracting. Call the repelling fixed point f(-1)=-1, and the attracting fixed point f(+1)=+1. I'm interested in functions ...
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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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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} ...
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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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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: ...
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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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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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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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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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Why is unique ergodicity important or interesting?

I have a very simple motivational question: why do we care if a measure-preserving transformation is uniquely ergodic or not? I can appreciate that being ergodic means that a system can't really be ...
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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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Teacher Challenge - multiple parts

This was his challenge: "I would like you to consider the function $x^{r+\alpha}$, $r$ is an integer, $\alpha$ is a real number between $0$ and $1$. Differentiate it until you get a singularity ...
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Poincare map trouble

Consider $ X' = F(X)$, $F \in C^1(\mathbb{R}^2)$. Suppose that the system has an orbit $\mathcal{O}_p$ and $\Sigma$ an transversal section in $P$. Show that if $$\pi^{n+1}(\Sigma) \subset ...
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Kinematics of gravity in a non uniform field

I am a first year physics student. I am trying to figure out how to compute position in terms of time for an object falling through non uniform gravity towards the earth, and by extension towards any ...
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Existence of Periodic Solution

I'm working with the system of equations below that represents a Pendulum with constant forcing. \begin{align*} \theta'&=v\\ v'&=-bv-\sin(\theta)+k \end{align*} Where $\theta$ gives the ...
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How to adapt the discrete-time to continuous, $(A) \Rightarrow (B)$?

in class was proved oseledets theorem for discrete time, following guidelines Ricardo Mañe book. Theorem discrete Oseledets (A) : Let $ M ^ n $ be a Riemannian manifold, $ f: M \rightarrow M $ be ...
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Sharkovskii's theorem in two dimensions?

Question A weak form of Sharkovskii's theorem in $1$D dynamical systems states that, if a continuous function $f:I\to I$ does not include a periodic point of least period $2$ on $I$, then ...
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Let $\eta (x)=\int_0^\infty e^{at}\xi(\phi_t(x)) dt$ then $\eta$ is a $C^1$ function

Consider the following problem. Suppose that $a>0, r >0$ and $\xi:\mathbb R \to [o,\infty)$ is a $C^2$ which vanishes in the complement of the interval $(-r,r)$. Also suppose that ...
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Intersections of two exponential curves in a plane

I am struggling to show that two exponential curves in $\mathbb{R}^n$ do not overlap except finite distinct points. Could anyone help me? Let $A\in\mathbb{R}^{n\times n}$ and ...
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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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Period 3 window in chaos

Li and Yorke established the fact that period 3 implies chaos, which implies that if we have a period 3 orbit in a system then we have a chaotic system. I have seen that in bifurcation diagrams there ...
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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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Ergodicity and Appropiate Partition of the Space

I'm trying to solve the following problem. Let $(X, \mathcal{B}, \mu)$ be a probability space and let $T \colon X \to X$ be a measure preserving function. Prove that if $T^n \colon X \to X$ is ...
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Physical interpretation of Ergodicity.

If $R_{\alpha}:[0,1] \to [0,1]$ is defined by $$R_{\alpha}(x)=x+\alpha $$ then $R_{\alpha} $is called a circle rotation, and it is known that $R_{\alpha}$ is ergodic iff $\alpha$ is irrational. I ...
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Showing iterates of a complex function on the upper half plane converges uniformly on compact sets

The following is an irksome problem that my complex analysis class is having trouble solving: Let $*$ be an operator that takes a function $F:\mathcal{H}\to\mathcal{H}$ to a function ...
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inequality involving lifts of a positive oriented homeomorphism of the circle

Let $\pi: \mathbb R \to S^1$ be the natural projection and let $f:S^1 \to S^1$ be a positive oriented homeomorphism. We say that $F: \mathbb R \to \mathbb R$ is a lift of $f$ is $\pi \circ F = f \circ ...
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Dynamical System of Matrices

Let $T_{nm}$ be the set of all possible binary rectangular matrices of dimension $n\times m$. The cardinality of $T_{nm}$ would be $2^{nm}$. Let f be a map from $T_{nm}$ to itself. Consider a ...
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Topological applications of topological entropy

I just learned topological entropy during a lecture about dynamical systems, and I wonder whether there exist purely topological applications of it.
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Unique ergodicity a spectral invariant?

Suppose $f:X\to X$ and $g:Y\to Y$ are two automorphism of measure spaces. Suppose there is an unitary operator $V:L^2(X)\to L^2(Y)$ satisfying $VU_fV^*=U_g$, here $U_f$ and $U_g$ are the Koopman ...
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Henri Poincaré writings

I have heard that Poincaré writings were very intuitive in its approach and not very formal in the arguments. I'm searching for something like this to complement my study of dynamical systems. I ...
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Explicit form of strange attractors

Are there any examples of continuous-time dynamical systems possessing strange attractors for which there exist explicit formulas describing these attractors? Many thanks in advance and apologies if ...
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I need urgent help with understanding my notes; period 2 solutions

Consider the following functions: $X_{n+1} = 2aX_na$ on $0 \leq X_n \leq \dfrac{1}{2}$ $X_{n+1} = -2aX_n + 2a$ on $\dfrac{1}{2} \leq X_n \leq$ We want to find if there are period 2 solutions for ...
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temporal operators: interpreting them topologically in a dynamic topological system

There's a paper that i've been reading recently called "Dynamic Topological Logic" which can be found at: http://individual.utoronto.ca/philipkremer/onlinepapers/DTL.pdf. I have a question about ...
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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 ...
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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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Differential equation $y'(t) = 1-y(t) e^{y(t)-1}$

I am interested in finding a clean explicit solution (if possible) to the differential equation $$ y'(t) = 1-y(t) e^{y(t)-1}, $$ where $0 \le t < 1$ and $0 \le y \le 1$. This can obviously be ...