Variational aspects of Dynamics

Dynamical Systems Working Seminar
Friday, March 31, 2017 - 15:05
1 hour (actually 50 minutes)
Skiles 254
School of Mathematics, GT
 In this talk, we will give an introduction to the variational approach to dynamical systems. Specifically, we will discuss twist maps and prove the classical results that area-preserving twist map has Birkhoff periodic orbits for each rational rotation number.