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Iteration of piecewise linear maps on an interval

  • James B. McGuire (a1) and Colin J. Thompson (a2)


A complete analysis is given of the iterative properties of two piece-piecewise linear maps on an interval, from the point of view of a doubling transformation obtained by functional composition and rescaling. We show how invariant measures may be constructed for such maps and that parameter values where this may be done form a dense set in a one-dimensional subset of parameter space.



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