The generalized recurrent set and strong chain recurrence

Research paper by Jim Wiseman

Indexed on: 04 Mar '16Published on: 04 Mar '16Published in: Mathematics - Dynamical Systems


Fathi and Pageault have recently shown a connection between Auslander's generalized recurrent set $GR(f)$ and Easton's strong chain recurrent set. We study $GR(f)$ by examining that connection in more detail, as well as connections with other notions of recurrence. We give equivalent definitions that do not refer to a metric. In particular, we show that $GR(f^k)=GR(f)$ for any $k>0$, and give a characterization of maps for which the generalized recurrent set is different from the ordinary chain recurrent set.