Simple periodic orbits of mappings of the initial

Author:
Louis Block

Journal:
Trans. Amer. Math. Soc. **254** (1979), 391-398

MSC:
Primary 58F20; Secondary 28D20, 54H20

MathSciNet review:
539925

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Abstract: Let *f* be a continuous map of a closed, bounded interval into itself. A criterion is given to determine whether or not *f* has a periodic point whose period is not a power of 2, which just depends on the periodic orbits of *f* whose period is a power of 2. Also, a lower bound for the topological entropy of *f* is obtained.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1090/S0002-9947-1979-0539925-9

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