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**Blowout bifurcation of chaotic saddles.**
*(English)*
Zbl 0982.37018

The authors consider the dynamical system generated by two coupled logistic maps,
\[
(x_{n+1},y_{n+1})=F(x_n,y_n),
\]
where \(F(x,y)=\left(\rho x(1-x)+d(y-x), \rho y(1-y)+d(x-y)\right)\), and the parameters are real and near \(\rho=3.64\) and \(d=-1.1\). For these values it has been noticed in previous papers that on the invariant manifold \(S=\{(x,y): y=x\}\), \(F\) exhibits chaotic behavior. On the other hand if \(d\) increases until \(d_c\simeq-0.92\) the sign of the Lyapunov exponents tranverse to \(S\) changes from negative to positive (this phenomenon is known as blowout bifurcation).

The aim of the paper is to study a similar bifurcation, but when in the invariant manifold \(S\) there is a different behavior. In particular the authors fix \(\rho=3.63\) (for this value the dynamical system has a chaotic saddle and a period-6 attractor in \(S\)) and study the evolution of the attractor when \(d\) varies.

From the text: “… the model studied was used only for the purpose of illustrating the blowout bifurcation of a chaotic saddle. The logistic map used to describe the dynamics in the invariant space is considered as a paradigm in the study of nonlinear systems. We believe that our results are typical for a class of two coupled chaotic systems”.

The aim of the paper is to study a similar bifurcation, but when in the invariant manifold \(S\) there is a different behavior. In particular the authors fix \(\rho=3.63\) (for this value the dynamical system has a chaotic saddle and a period-6 attractor in \(S\)) and study the evolution of the attractor when \(d\) varies.

From the text: “… the model studied was used only for the purpose of illustrating the blowout bifurcation of a chaotic saddle. The logistic map used to describe the dynamics in the invariant space is considered as a paradigm in the study of nonlinear systems. We believe that our results are typical for a class of two coupled chaotic systems”.

Reviewer: Armengol Gasull (Bellaterra, Barcelona)