We study the dynamics of strongly dissipative Hénon-like maps, around the first bifurcation parameter a* at which the uniform hyperbolicity is destroyed by the formation of tangencies inside the limit set. We prove that a* is a full Lebesgue density point of the set of parameters for which Lebesgue almost every initial point diverges to infinity under positive iteration. A key ingredient is that a* corresponds to the "non-recurrence of every critical point", reminiscent of Misiurewicz parameters in one-dimensional dynamics. Adapting on the one hand Benedicks & Carleson's parameter exclusion argument, we construct a set of "good parameters" having a* as a full density point. Adapting Benedicks & Viana's volume control argument on the other, we analyze Lebesgue typical dynamics corresponding to these good parameters.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
- Mathematical Physics