Preprint des Projektes: SFB 701: Spektrale Strukturen und Topologische Methoden in der Mathematik - Projekt A2

Numerische Spektralanalyse unendlich-dimensionaler Transferoperatoren

09-032 Thorsten Hüls.
Computing Sacker-Sell spectra in discrete time dynamical systems

In this paper we develop two boundary value methods for detecting Sacker-Sell spectra in discrete time dynamical systems. The algorithms are advancements of earlier methods for computing projectors of exponential dichotomies. The first method is based on the projector residual PP-P. If this residual is large, then the difference equation has no exponential dichotomy. A second criterion for detecting Sacker-Sell spectral intervals is the norm of end points of the solution of a specific boundary value problem. Refined error estimates for the underlying approximation process are given and the resulting algorithms are applied to an example with known continuous Sacker-Sell spectrum, as well as to the variational equation along orbits of Hénon's map.