Nonautonomous Conley index theory. Continuation of Morse-decompositions

Axel Jänig



In previous works the author established a nonautonomous Conley index based on the interplay between a nonautonomous evolution operator and its skew-product formulation. In this paper, the treatment of attractor-repeller decomposition is refined. The more general concept of partially ordered Morse-decompositions is used. It is shown that, in the nonautonomous setting, these Morse-decompositions persist under small perturbations. Furthermore, a continuation property for these Morse decompositions is established. Roughly speaking, the index of every Morse-set and every connecting homomorphism continue as the nonautonomous problem, depending continuously on a parameter, changes.


Nonautonomous differential equations; attractor-repeller decompositions; Morse-Conley index theory; partially orderd Morse-decompositions; homology index braid; continuation property; nonautonomous Conley index; homology Conley index

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