A topological characterization of ω-limit sets for continuous flows on the projective plane
Víctor Jiménez López Gabriel Soler López
Conference Publications 2001, 2001(Special): 254-258 doi: 10.3934/proc.2001.2001.254
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On the relations between positive Lyapunov exponents, positive entropy, and sensitivity for interval maps
Alejo Barrio Blaya Víctor Jiménez López
Discrete & Continuous Dynamical Systems - A 2012, 32(2): 433-466 doi: 10.3934/dcds.2012.32.433
Let $f:I=[0,1]\rightarrow I$ be a Borel measurable map and let $\mu$ be a probability measure on the Borel subsets of $I$. We consider three standard ways to cope with the idea of ``observable chaos'' for $f$ with respect to the measure $\mu$: $h_\mu(f)>0$ ---when $\mu$ is invariant---, $\mu(L^+(f))>0$ ---when $\mu$ is absolutely continuous with respect to the Lebesgue measure---, and $\mu(S^\mu(f))>0$. Here $h_\mu(f)$, $L^+(f)$ and $S^\mu(f)$ denote, respectively, the metric entropy of $f$, the set of points with positive Lyapunov exponent, and the set of sensitive points to initial conditions with respect to $\mu$.
    It is well known that if $h_\mu(f)>0$ or $\mu(L^+(f))>0$, then $\mu(S^\mu(f))>0$, and that (when $\mu$ is invariant and absolutely continuous) $h_\mu(f)>0$ and $\mu(L^+(f))>0$ are equivalent properties. However, the available proofs in the literature require substantially stronger hypotheses than those strictly necessary. In this paper we revisit these notions and show that the above-mentioned results remain true in, essentially, the most general (reasonable) settings. In particular, we improve some previous results from [2], [6], and [23].
keywords: Lyapunov exponents Absolutely continuous invariant measure acip Rohlin's formula metric entropy invariant measure sensitivity to initial conditions.

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