University of Porto
Carvalho M., Rodrigues A. P.
Complete Set of Invariants for a Bykov Attractor
2018, vol. 23, no. 3, pp. 227-247
In this paper we consider an attracting heteroclinic cycle made by a 1-dimensional and a 2-dimensional separatrices between two hyperbolic saddles having complex eigenvalues. The basin of the global attractor exhibits historic behavior and, from the asymptotic properties of these nonconverging time averages, we obtain a complete set of invariants under topological conjugacy in a neighborhood of the cycle. These invariants are determined by the quotient of the real parts of the eigenvalues of the equilibria, a linear combination of their imaginary components and also the transition maps between two cross sections on the separatrices.