Uniform (projective) hyperbolicity or no hyperbolicity: A dichotomy for generic conservative maps

Jairo Bochi, Marcelo Viana

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We show that the Lyapunov exponents of volume preserving C1 diffeomorphisms of a compact manifold are continuous at a given diffeomorphism if and only if the Oseledets splitting is either dominated or trivial. It follows that for a C1-residual subset of volume preserving diffeomorphisms the Oseledets splitting is either dominated or trivial. We obtain analogous results in the setting of symplectic diffeomorphisms, where the conclusion is actually stronger: dominated splitting is replaced by partial hyperbolicity. We also obtain versions of these results for continuous cocycles with values in some matrix groups. In the text we give the precise statements of these results and the ideas of the proofs. The complete proofs will appear in [4].

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)113-123
Number of pages11
JournalAnnales de l'Institut Henri Poincare (C) Analyse Non Lineaire
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2002

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Analysis
  • Mathematical Physics
  • Applied Mathematics

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