Annals of Combinatorics 4 (2000) 339-346


Number of Periodic Orbits in Continuous Maps of the Interval -- Complete Solution of the Counting Problem

Bailin Hao

Institute of Theoretical Physics, Academia Sinica, P.O. Box 2735, Beijing 100080, China
hao@itp.ac.cn

Received December 12, 1998

AMS Subject Classification: 05A15, 58F03

Abstract. The problem of counting the number of types of periodic orbits in continuous maps of the interval has been solved completely by using several different methods. We summarize the results without going into details which have been published elsewhere [3-5].

Keywords: mappings of interval, periodic orbits, symbolic dynamics, necklace problem


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