Computational dynamics – real and complex

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  • Location: 4101, Ångströmlaboratoriet, Lägerhyddsvägen 1, Uppsala
  • Doctoral student: Belova, Anna
  • About the dissertation
  • Organiser: Matematiska institutionen
  • Contact person: Belova, Anna
  • Disputation

The PhD thesis considers four topics in dynamical systems and is based on one paper and three manuscripts.

In Paper I we apply methods of interval analysis in order to compute the rigorous enclosure of rotation number. The described algorithm is supplemented with a method of proving the existence of periodic points which is used to check rationality of the rotation number.

In Manuscript II we provide a numerical algorithm for computing critical points of the multiplier map for the quadratic family (i.e., points where the derivative of the multiplier with respect to the complex parameter vanishes).

Manuscript III concerns continued fractions of quadratic irrationals. We show that the generating function corresponding to the sequence of denominators of the best rational approximants of a quadratic irrational is a rational function with integer coefficients. As a corollary we can compute the Lévy constant of any quadratic irrational explicitly in terms of its partial quotients.

Finally, in Manuscript IV we develop a method for finding rigorous enclosures of all odd periodic solutions of the stationary Kuramoto-Sivashinsky equation. The problem is reduced to a bounded, finite-dimensional constraint satisfaction problem whose solution gives the desired information about the original problem. Developed approach allows us to exclude the regions in L2, where no solution can exist.