Journal of Statistical Physics

, Volume 82, Issue 5–6, pp 1371–1384 | Cite as

Rate of escape from nonattracting chaotic sets

  • Yingjie Zhang


Chaotic transient phenomena occur in the vicinity of nonattracting chaotic sets. The rate of escape measures the average length of the transients. There is a conjecture by Eckmann and Ruelle connecting the rate of escape to the Lyapunov exponents and entropy. We prove an inequality that partially supports the conjecture.

Key Words

Rate of escape chaotic transients Lyapunov exponents entropy 


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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • Yingjie Zhang
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  1. 1.Department of MathematicsMichigan State UniversityEast Lansing

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