Moser’s Quadratic, Symplectic Map

    2018, Volume 23, Number 6, pp.  654-664

    Author(s): Bäcker A., Meiss J. D.

    In 1994, Jürgen Moser generalized Hénon’s area-preserving quadratic map to obtain a normal form for the family of four-dimensional, quadratic, symplectic maps. This map has at most four isolated fixed points. We show that the bounded dynamics of Moser’s six parameter family is organized by a codimension-three bifurcation, which we call a quadfurcation, that can create all four fixed points from none.
    The bounded dynamics is typically associated with Cantor families of invariant tori around fixed points that are doubly elliptic. For Moser’s map there can be two such fixed points: this structure is not what one would expect from dynamics near the cross product of a pair of uncoupled Hénon maps, where there is at most one doubly elliptic point. We visualize the dynamics by escape time plots on 2D planes through the phase space and by 3D slices through the tori.
    Keywords: Hénon map, symplectic maps, saddle-center bifurcation, Krein bifurcation, invariant tori
    Citation: Bäcker A., Meiss J. D., Moser’s Quadratic, Symplectic Map, Regular and Chaotic Dynamics, 2018, Volume 23, Number 6, pp. 654-664

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