We show that a small perturbation of the boundary distance function of a simple Finsler metric on the n -disc is also the boundary distance function of some Finsler metric. (Simple metrics form an open class containing all flat metrics.) The lens map is a map that sends the exit vector to the entry vector as a geodesic crosses the disc. We show that a small perturbation of a lens map of a simple Finsler metric is in its turn the lens map of some Finsler metric. We use this result to construct a smooth perturbation of the metric on the standard 4-dimensional sphere to produce positive metric entropy of the geodesic flow. Furthermore, this flow exhibits local generation of metric entropy; that is, positive entropy is generated in arbitrarily small tubes around one trajectory.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Geometry and Topology