Dynamical Systems Seminar

Title: Reconstructing the global dynamics of an attractor
Speaker: Professor Chris McCord
Speaker Info: University of Cincinatti
Brief Description:
Special Note:

Given an unknown attractor A in a continuous dynamical system, how we can discover the topology and dynamics of A? As a practical matter, how can we do so from only a finite amount of information? One way of doing so is to produce a semi-conjugacy from A onto a model system M whose topology and dynamics are known. The complexity of M then provides a lower bound for the complexity of A. The Conley index can be used to construct a simplicial model and a surjective semi-conjugacy for a large class of attractors. The essential features of this construction are that the model M can be explicitly described; and that the finite amount of information needed to construct it is computable.
Date: Tuesday, January 27, 1998
Time: 4:00pm
Where: Lunt 105
Contact Person: Prof. Amie Wilkinson
Contact email: wilkinso@math.nwu.edu
Contact Phone: 847-491-5486
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