# American Institute of Mathematical Sciences

July  1996, 2(3): 387-396. doi: 10.3934/dcds.1996.2.387

## A result in global bifurcation theory using the Conley index

 1 Department of Mathematics, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL 60208-2730, United States

Received  April 1996 Published  May 1996

We study a saddle-node bifurcation in a Lipschitz family of diffeomorphisms on a manifold, in the case that the stable set and unstable set of the fixed point intersect transversally in a countable collection of one-dimensional manifolds diffeomorphic to circles. We formulate generic conditions on the circles stated in terms of standard coordinates, a recently defined tool for the study of saddle-node bifurcations. Under the conditions, it is shown that there is a decreasing sequence of intervals $[\underline{\mu_j},\overline{\mu_j}]$ of parameter values for which the diffeomorphism is semi-conjugated to shift dynamics on the space of binary sequences. The semi-conjugacy is implied by a recent result in the Conley index theory.
Citation: Todd Young. A result in global bifurcation theory using the Conley index. Discrete & Continuous Dynamical Systems - A, 1996, 2 (3) : 387-396. doi: 10.3934/dcds.1996.2.387
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