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Critical portraits for postcritically finite polynomials

Alfredo Poirier (2009)

Fundamenta Mathematicae

We extend the work of Bielefeld, Fisher and Hubbard on critical portraits to arbitrary postcritically finite polynomials. This gives the classification of such polynomials as dynamical systems in terms of their external ray behavior.

Dynamics on Hubbard trees

Lluís Alsedà, Núria Fagella (2000)

Fundamenta Mathematicae

It is well known that the Hubbard tree of a postcritically finite complex polynomial contains all the combinatorial information on the polynomial. In fact, an abstract Hubbard tree as defined in [23] uniquely determines the polynomial up to affine conjugation. In this paper we give necessary and sufficient conditions enabling one to deduce directly from the restriction of a quadratic Misiurewicz polynomial to its Hubbard tree whether the polynomial is renormalizable, and in this case, of which type....

On stability of forcing relations for multidimensional perturbations of interval maps

Ming-Chia Li, Piotr Zgliczyński (2009)

Fundamenta Mathematicae

We show that all periods of periodic points forced by a pattern for interval maps are preserved for high-dimensional maps if the multidimensional perturbation is small. We also show that if an interval map has a fixed point associated with a homoclinic-like orbit then any small multidimensional perturbation has periodic points of all periods.

On the entropy of Darboux functions

Ryszard J. Pawlak (2009)

Colloquium Mathematicae

We prove some results concerning the entropy of Darboux (and almost continuous) functions. We first generalize some theorems valid for continuous functions, and then we study properties which are specific to Darboux functions. Finally, we give theorems on approximating almost continuous functions by functions with infinite entropy.

On the preservation of combinatorial types for maps on trees

Lluís Alsedà, David Juher, Pere Mumbrú (2005)

Annales de l'institut Fourier

We study the preservation of the periodic orbits of an A -monotone tree map f : T T in the class of all tree maps g : S S having a cycle with the same pattern as A . We prove that there is a period-preserving injective map from the set of (almost all) periodic orbits of f into the set of periodic orbits of each map in the class. Moreover, the relative positions of the corresponding orbits in the trees T and S (which need not be homeomorphic) are essentially preserved.

On the primary orbits of star maps (first part)

Lluis Alsedà, Jose Miguel Moreno (2002)

Applicationes Mathematicae

This paper is the first one of a series of two, in which we characterize a class of primary orbits of self maps of the 4-star with the branching point fixed. This class of orbits plays, for such maps, the same role as the directed primary orbits of self maps of the 3-star with the branching point fixed. Some of the primary orbits (namely, those having at most one coloured arrow) are characterized at once for the general case of n-star maps.

On the primary orbits of star maps (second part: spiral orbits)

Lluís Alsedà, José Miguel Moreno (2002)

Applicationes Mathematicae

This paper is the second part of [2] and is devoted to the study of the spiral orbits of self maps of the 4-star with the branching point fixed, completing the characterization of the strongly directed primary orbits for such maps.

Rotation sets for graph maps of degree 1

Lluís Alsedà, Sylvie Ruette (2008)

Annales de l’institut Fourier

For a continuous map on a topological graph containing a loop S it is possible to define the degree (with respect to the loop S ) and, for a map of degree 1 , rotation numbers. We study the rotation set of these maps and the periods of periodic points having a given rotation number. We show that, if the graph has a single loop S then the set of rotation numbers of points in S has some properties similar to the rotation set of a circle map; in particular it is a compact interval and for every rational...

Substitutions on two letters, cutting segments and their projections

Sierk W. Rosema (2007)

Journal de Théorie des Nombres de Bordeaux

In this paper we study the structure of the projections of the finite cutting segments corresponding to unimodular substitutions over a two-letter alphabet. We show that such a projection is a block of letters if and only if the substitution is Sturmian. Applying the procedure of projecting the cutting segments corresponding to a Christoffel substitution twice results in the original substitution. This induces a duality on the set of Christoffel substitutions.

Topological groups with Rokhlin properties

Eli Glasner, Benjamin Weiss (2008)

Colloquium Mathematicae

In his classical paper [Ann. of Math. 45 (1944)] P. R. Halmos shows that weak mixing is generic in the measure preserving transformations. Later, in his book, Lectures on Ergodic Theory, he gave a more streamlined proof of this fact based on a fundamental lemma due to V. A. Rokhlin. For this reason the name of Rokhlin has been attached to a variety of results, old and new, relating to the density of conjugacy classes in topological groups. In this paper we will survey some of the new developments...

Unstable Orbits and Milnor Attractors in the Discontinuous Flat Top Tent Map

Viktor Avrutin, Ben Futter, Laura Gardini, Michael Schanz (2012)

ESAIM: Proceedings

In this work we consider the discontinuous flat top tent map which represents an example for discontinuous piecewise-smooth maps, whereby the system function is constant on some interval. Such maps show several characteristics caused by this constant value which are still insufficiently investigated. In this work we demonstrate that in the discontinuous flat top tent map every unstable periodic orbit may become a Milnor attractor. Moreover, it turns...

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