Limit drift

Genadi Levin, Grzegorz Światek

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We study the problem of the existence of wild attractors for critical circle coverings with Fibonacci dynamics. This is known to be related to the drift for the corresponding fixed points of renormalization. The fixed point depends only on the order of the critical point ℓ and its drift is a number U(ℓ) which is finite for each finite ℓ. We show that the limit U(∞) VD limℓ→∞ U(ℓ) exists and is finite. The finiteness of the limit is in a sharp contrast with the case of Fibonacci unimodal maps. Furthermore, U(∞) is expressed as a contour integral in terms of the limit of the fixed points of renormalization when ℓ→∞. There is a certain paradox here, since this dynamical limit is a circle homeomorphism with the golden mean rotation number whose own drift is ∞ for topological reasons.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)2643-2670
Number of pages28
JournalErgodic Theory and Dynamical Systems
Issue number8
StatePublished - 2017

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
The second author acknowledges that the work on the problem of the drift started as a joint project with Edson Vargas. The work is supported in part by an ISF grant 1378/13 and by a grant 2012/05/B/ST1/00551 funded by Narodowe Centrum Nauki.

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© Cambridge University Press, 2016.


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