TY - JOUR

T1 - Axiom A polynomial skew products of 2 and their postcritical sets

AU - Demarco, Laura

AU - Hruska, Suzanne Lynch

PY - 2008/1/1

Y1 - 2008/1/1

N2 - A polynomial skew product of ℂ2 is a map of the form f(z,w)=(p(z),q(z,w)), where p and q are polynomials, such that f extends holomorphically to an endomorphism of ℙ2 of degree at least two. For polynomial maps of ℂ, hyperbolicity is equivalent to the condition that the closure of the postcritical set is disjoint from the Julia set; further, critical points either iterate to an attracting cycle or infinity. For polynomial skew products, Jonsson [Dynamics of polynomial skew products on C2. Math. Ann. 314(3) (1999), 403-447] established that f is Axiom A if and only if the closure of the postcritical set is disjoint from the right analog of the Julia set. Here we present an analogous conclusion: critical orbits either escape to infinity or accumulate on an attracting set. In addition, we construct new examples of Axiom A maps demonstrating various postcritical behaviors.

AB - A polynomial skew product of ℂ2 is a map of the form f(z,w)=(p(z),q(z,w)), where p and q are polynomials, such that f extends holomorphically to an endomorphism of ℙ2 of degree at least two. For polynomial maps of ℂ, hyperbolicity is equivalent to the condition that the closure of the postcritical set is disjoint from the Julia set; further, critical points either iterate to an attracting cycle or infinity. For polynomial skew products, Jonsson [Dynamics of polynomial skew products on C2. Math. Ann. 314(3) (1999), 403-447] established that f is Axiom A if and only if the closure of the postcritical set is disjoint from the right analog of the Julia set. Here we present an analogous conclusion: critical orbits either escape to infinity or accumulate on an attracting set. In addition, we construct new examples of Axiom A maps demonstrating various postcritical behaviors.

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U2 - 10.1017/S0143385708000047

DO - 10.1017/S0143385708000047

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:56549111997

VL - 28

SP - 1749

EP - 1779

JO - Ergodic Theory and Dynamical Systems

JF - Ergodic Theory and Dynamical Systems

SN - 0143-3857

IS - 6

ER -