The theory of Lyapunov exponents originated over a century ago in the study of the stability of solutions of differential equations. Written by one of the subject's leading authorities, this book is both an account of the classical theory, from a modern view, and an introduction to the significant developments relating the subject to dynamical systems, ergodic theory, mathematical physics and probability. It is based on the author's own graduate course and is reasonably self-contained with an extensive set of exercises provided at the end of each chapter. This book makes a welcome addition to the literature, serving as a graduate text and a valuable reference for researchers in the field.
Marcelo Viana (IMPA Rio de Janeiro)
Cambridge University Press
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Series: Cambridge Studies in Advanced Mathematics
24 July 2014
Professional and scholarly
Preface; 1. Introduction; 2. Linear cocycles; 3. Extremal Lyapunov exponents; 4. Multiplicative ergodic theorem; 5. Stationary measures; 6. Exponents and invariant measures; 7. Invariance principle; 8. Simplicity; 9. Generic cocycles; 10. Continuity; References; Index.
Marcelo Viana is Professor of Mathematics at the Instituto Nacional de Matematica Pura e Aplicada (IMPA), Rio de Janeiro.