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A recurrent nonrotational homeomorphism on the annulus

Authors: Robbert J. Fokkink and Lex G. Oversteegen
Journal: Trans. Amer. Math. Soc. 333 (1992), 865-875
MSC: Primary 54H20; Secondary 58F08
MathSciNet review: 1088020
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Abstract: We construct an area- and orientation-preserving recurrent diffeomorphism on the annulus without periodic points, which is not conjugate to a rotation. The mapping is, however, semiconjugate to an irrational rotation of a circle. Our example is a counterexample to the Birkhoff Conjecture.

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Keywords: Recurrent, area preserving, annulus, almost periodic
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