Iterations of odd piecewise continuous maps with two discontinuities, i.e., symmetric discontinuous bimodal maps, are studied. Symbolic dynamics is introduced. The tools of kneading theory are used to study the homology of the discrete dynamical systems generated by the iterations of that type of maps.When there is a Markov matrix, the spectral radius of this matrix is the inverse of the least root of the kneading determinant.
M. Oliveira, Henrique
"Symbolic Dynamics of Odd Discontinuous Bimodal Maps,"
Applied Mathematics & Information Sciences: Vol. 09
, Article 14.
Available at: https://dc.naturalspublishing.com/amis/vol09/iss5/14