Institute for Mathematical Sciences

Preprint ims94-17

M. Martens & C. Tresser
Forcing of Periodic Orbits for Interval Maps and Renormalization of Piecewise Affine Maps

Abstract: We prove that for continuous maps on the interval, the existence of an n-cycle, implies the existence of n-1 points which interwind the original ones and are permuted by the map. We then use this combinatorial result to show that piecewise affine maps (with no zero slope) cannot be infinitely renormalizable.
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