We examine the structure of countable closed invariant sets under a dynamical system on a compact metric space. We are motivated by a desire to understand the possible structures of inhomogeneities in one-dimensional nonhyperbolic sets (inverse limits of finite graphs),. particularly when those inhomogeneities form a countable set. Using tools from descriptive set theory we prove a surprising restriction on the topological structure of these invariant sets if the map satisfies a weak repelling or attracting condition. We show that for a family of conceptual models for the Henon attractor, inverse limits of tent maps, these restrictions characterize the structure of inhomogeneities. We end with several results regarding the collection of parameters that generate such spaces.
|Number of pages||23|
|Early online date||1 Jan 2006|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2006|
- inverse limits
- invariant set