
Rational linear dependencies of periodic points of the logistic map
Mik, Matěj ; Žemlička, Jan (advisor) ; Růžička, Pavel (referee)
Periodn points of a polynomial f are roots, and hence elements of the splitting field, of the polynomial fn (x) − x, where fn denotes the nth iterate of f. In the thesis, we will focus on describing rational linear dependencies of periodn points of the polynomial f(x) = 4x(1 − x), which defines the socalled logistic map. We will present a description of the dependencies for n = 1, . . . , 5 and a partial result for n = 6. We will be using computer calculated factorizations of polynomials over rational numbers and some finite field extensions. The factorizations will give us coordinates of the periodic points relative to some basis of their linear span, which will allow us to use a simple way of describing their dependencies. In the end of the thesis, we will put together an algorithm for describing the dependencies for a general n.
