A stretched exponential bound on the rate of growth of the number of periodic points for prevalent diffeomorphisms I
Authors:
Vadim Yu. Kaloshin and Brian R. Hunt
Journal:
Electron. Res. Announc. Amer. Math. Soc. 7 (2001), 1727
MSC (2000):
Primary 37C20, 37C27, 37C35, 34C25, 34C27
Published electronically:
April 18, 2001
MathSciNet review:
1826992
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Abstract: For diffeomorphisms of smooth compact manifolds, we consider the problem of how fast the number of periodic points with period grows as a function of . In many familiar cases (e.g., Anosov systems) the growth is exponential, but arbitrarily fast growth is possible; in fact, the first author has shown that arbitrarily fast growth is topologically (Baire) generic for or smoother diffeomorphisms. In the present work we show that, by contrast, for a measuretheoretic notion of genericity we call ``prevalence'', the growth is not much faster than exponential. Specifically, we show that for each , there is a prevalent set of ( or smoother) diffeomorphisms for which the number of period points is bounded above by for some independent of . We also obtain a related bound on the decay of the hyperbolicity of the periodic points as a function of . The contrast between topologically generic and measuretheoretically generic behavior for the growth of the number of periodic points and the decay of their hyperbolicity shows this to be a subtle and complex phenomenon, reminiscent of KAM theory.
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Vadim Yu. Kaloshin
Affiliation:
Fine Hall, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544
Email:
kaloshin@math.princeton.edu
Brian R. Hunt
Affiliation:
Department of Mathematics and Institute for Physical Science and Technology, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742
Email:
bhunt@ipst.umd.edu
DOI:
http://dx.doi.org/10.1090/S1079676201000907
PII:
S 10796762(01)000907
Keywords:
Periodic points,
prevalence,
diffeomorphisms
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December 21, 2000
Published electronically:
April 18, 2001
Communicated by:
Svetlana Katok
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