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# Generalized Henon maps: the cubic diffeomorphisms of the plane

preprint
posted on 16.02.2006, 14:59 by Holger R. Dullin, J.D. Meiss
In general a polynomial automorphism of the plane can be written as a composition of generalized Henon maps. These maps exhibit some of the familiar properties of the quadratic Henon map, including a bounded set of bounded orbits and an anti-integrable limit. We investigate in particular the cubic, area-preserving case, which reduces to two, two-parameter families of maps. The bifurcations of low period orbits of these maps are discussed in detail.

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## Notes

This is a pre-print. The definitive version: DULLIN, H.R. and MEISS, J.D., 2000. Generalized Henon maps: the cubic diffeomorphisms of the plane. Physica D - Nonlinear Phenomena, 143 (1-4), pp.262-289, is available at: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/01672789.

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