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Journal of Statistical Physics

, Volume 40, Issue 1–2, pp 69–91 | Cite as

On constructing Markov partitions by computer

  • Valter Franceschini
  • Fernando Zironi
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Abstract

Two methods to construct Markov partitions for two-dimensional systems are proposed. One is based on the existence of a known, or easily accessible by numerical analysis, hyperbolic fixed point; the other one, which is more general, is derived from Bowen's proof of the existence theorem of Markov partitions for hyperbolic systems. The methods are successfully implemented in two cases of hyperbolic systems: the linear automorphism\(\left( {\begin{array}{*{20}c} 1 & 1 \\ 1 & 2 \\ \end{array} } \right)\) of the 2-torus and a nonlinear perturbation of it. The methods are applied also to the Hénon mapping. In such nonhyperbolic case, however, they produce partitions of the Hénon attractor which lack some essential properties.

Key words

Symbolic dynamics Markov partitions hyperbolic systems fixed point stable and unstable manifolds Hénon map 

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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • Valter Franceschini
    • 1
  • Fernando Zironi
    • 1
  1. 1.Dipartimento di Matematica Pura ed ApplicataUniversita' di ModenaModenaItaly

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