Communications in Mathematical Physics

, Volume 300, Issue 2, pp 411–433

(Non)Invariance of Dynamical Quantities for Orbit Equivalent Flows



We study how dynamical quantities such as Lyapunov exponents, metric entropy, topological pressure, recurrence rates, and dimension-like characteristics change under a time reparameterization of a dynamical system. These quantities are shown to either remain invariant, transform according to a multiplicative factor or transform through a convoluted dependence that may take the form of an integral over the initial local values. We discuss the significance of these results for the apparent non-invariance of chaos in general relativity and explore applications to the synchronization of equilibrium states and the elimination of expansions.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Instituto de MatemáticaUFRJ, Cidade Universitária - Ilha do FundãoRio de JaneiroBrazil
  2. 2.Department of Physics and Astronomy & Northwestern Institute on Complex SystemsNorthwestern UniversityEvanstonUSA

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