04-408 Henk W. Broer, Heinz Hanßmann, Jiangong You
Umbilical Torus Bifurcations in Hamiltonian Systems (623K, PostScript, gzipped and uuencoded) Dec 9, 04
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Abstract. We consider perturbations of integrable Hamiltonian systems in the neighbourhood of normally umbilic invariant tori. These lower dimensional tori do not satisfy the usual non--degeneracy conditions that would yield persistence by an adaption of KAM theory, and there are indeed regions in parameter space with no surviving torus. We assume appropriate transversality conditions to hold so that the tori in the unperturbed system bifurcate according to a (generalized) umbilical catastrophe. Combining techniques of KAM theory and singularity theory we show that such bifurcation scenarios of invariant tori survive the perturbation on large Cantor sets. Applications to gyrostat dynamics are pointed out.

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