We develop a thermodynamic formalism for a strongly dissipative Hénon-like map at the first bifurcation parameter at which the uniform hyperbolicity is destroyed by the formation of tangencies inside the limit set. For any t ∈ ℝ we prove the existence of an invariant Borel probability measure which minimizes the free energy associated with a noncontinuous geometric potential -t log Ju, where Ju denotes the Jacobian in the unstable direction. We characterize accumulation points of these measures as t→±∞ in terms of the unstable Lyapunov exponent.
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- Modelling and Simulation