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The period set of a map from the Cantor set to itself

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  • In this paper we consider all possible period sets $P(f)$ for self-maps of the Cantor set, $f:C\to C$. We prove that the possible period sets are completely unrestricted provided that, in addition, one allows points that are not periodic. However, if every point is periodic, we show that a surprising finiteness condition is imposed on $P(f)$: namely, there is a finite subset $B$ of $P(f)$ such that every element of $P(f)$ is divisible by at least one element of $B$.
    Mathematics Subject Classification: 37E15, 54H20, 37B10.


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