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Hyperbolicity and Sensitive Chaotic Dynamics at Homoclinic Bifurcations

Hyperbolicity and Sensitive Chaotic Dynamics at Homoclinic Bifurcations
Fractal Dimensions and Infinitely Many Attractors in Dynamics

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Part of Cambridge Studies in Advanced Mathematics

  • Date Published: January 1995
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521475723

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  • This is a self-contained introduction to the classical theory of homoclinic bifurcation theory, as well as its generalizations and more recent extensions to higher dimensions. It is also intended to stimulate new developments, relating the theory of fractal dimensions to bifurcations, and concerning homoclinic bifurcations as generators of chaotic dynamics. The book begins with a review chapter giving background material on hyperbolic dynamical systems. The next three chapters give a detailed treatment of a number of examples, Smale's description of the dynamical consequences of transverse homoclinic orbits, and a discussion of the subordinate bifurcations that accompany homoclinic bifurcations, including Hénon-like families. The core of the work is the investigation of the interplay between homoclinic tangencies and non-trivial basic sets. The fractal dimensions of these basic sets turn out to play an important role in determining which class of dynamics is prevalent near a bifurcation. The authors provide a new, more geometric proof of Newhouse's theorem on the co-existence of infinitely many periodic attractors, one of the deepest theorems in chaotic dynamics.

    • Authors are well respected names in this field
    • Subject matter includes chaotic systems
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    "...an interesting monograph on this collection of ideas. It begins with material often covered in graduate texts but quickly moves to the exposition of ideas only available in the original sources. It would be quite suitable for an advanced graduate level course in dynamics and bifurcation theory." John Franks, Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society

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    • Date Published: January 1995
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521475723
    • length: 248 pages
    • dimensions: 226 x 152 x 20 mm
    • weight: 0.37kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    1. Hyperbolicity, stability and sensitive-chaotic dynamical systems
    2. Examples of homoclinic orbits in dynamical systems
    3. Dynamical consequences of a transverse homoclinic intersection
    4. Homoclinic tangencies: cascades of bifurcations, scaling and quadratic maps
    5. Cantor sets in dynamics and fractal dimensions
    6. Homoclinic bifurcations: fractal dimensions and measure of bifurcation sets
    7. Infinitely many sinks and homoclinic tangencies
    8. Overview, conjectures and problems - a theory of homoclinic bifurcations - strange attractors
    Appendices
    References.

  • Authors

    Jacob Palis, IMPA, Rio de Janeiro

    Floris Takens, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, The Netherlands

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