Introduction to the mathematical theory of dynamical systems. (English) Zbl 0565.58027

Chaotic behaviour of deterministic systems, Les Houches/Fr. 1981, Sess. 36, 3-52 (1983).
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The author says ”These notes are intended as a brief survey of a few topics in the theory of differentiable dynamical systems...” and in a certain sense this is a very accurate description; however, the brevity is rather selective. The text includes a substantial sketch of the proof of the local stable manifold theorem and very enlightening detailed descriptions of the Smale horseshoe and the solenoid. Other topics covered included hyperbolic sets and axiom A, the shadow lemma and the Ruelle-Bowen ergodic theorem for axiom A attractors.
Reviewer: D.Newton


37D99 Dynamical systems with hyperbolic behavior


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