The study of hyperbolic systems is a core theme of modern dynamics. On surfaces the theory of the ?ne scale structure of hyperbolic invariant sets and their measures can be described in a very complete and elegant way, and is the subject of this book, largely self-contained, rigorously and clearly written. It covers the most important aspects of the subject and is based on several scienti?c works of the leading research workers in this ?eld. This book ?lls a gap in the literature of dynamics. We highly recommend it for any Ph.D student interested in this area. The authors are well-known experts in smooth dynamical systems and ergodic theory. Now we give a more detailed description of the contents: Chapter1.TheIntroductionisadescriptionofthemainconceptsinhyp- bolic dynamics that are used throughout the book. These are due to Bowen, Hirsch, Man' "e, Palis, Pugh, Ruelle, Shub, Sinai, Smale and others. Stable and r unstable manifolds are shown to beC foliated. This result is very useful in a number of contexts. The existence of smooth orthogonal charts is also proved. This chapter includes proofs of extensions to hyperbolic di?eomorphisms of some results of Man' "e for Anosov maps.
Chapter 2. All the smooth conjugacy classes of a given topological model are classi?ed using Pinto's and Rand's HR structures. The a?ne structures of Ghys and Sullivan on stable and unstable leaves of Anosov di?eomorphisms are generalized.
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG
Number of pages: 354
Weight: 569 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 19 mm
Edition: 1st ed. Softcover of orig. ed. 2009
From the reviews:
"The book is a mostly self contained text on the theory of the fine scale structures of hyperbolic diffeomorphisms on surfaces. It is aimed at researchers and Ph. D students interested in the topic. Most of the text is based on the research work of the authors but it also contains related topics and background material. It is clearly written and very well structured." (Isabel Lugao Rios, Mathematical Reviews, Issue 2010 e)
"The main theme of the book Fine Structures of Hyperbolic Diffeomorphisms, by Pinto, Rand and Ferreira, is the rigidity and flexibility of two-dimensional diffeomorphisms on hyperbolic basic sets and properties of invariant measures that are related to the geometry of these invariant sets. ... The book under review is based on a series of articles by the authors and is aimed at experts in the field. The theorems are clearly stated and complete proofs are provided." (W. De Melo, Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society, Vol. 48 (1), January, 2011)