### A Case of Monotone Ratio Growth for Quadratic-Like Mappings

This is a study of the monotone (in parameter) behavior of the ratios of the consecutive intervals in the nested family of intervals delimited by the itinerary of a critical point. We consider a one-parameter power-law family of mappings of the form ${f}_{a}=-{\left|x\right|}^{\alpha}+a$. Here we treat the dynamically simplest situation, before the critical point itself becomes strongly attracting; this corresponds to the kneading sequence RRR..., or-in the quadratic family-to the parameters c ∈ [-1,0] in the Mandelbrot set. We allow...