In this paper, we analyze chaotic dynamics for two-dimensional nonautonomous maps through the use of a nonautonomous version of the Conley–Moser conditions given previously. With this approach we are able to give a precise definition of what is meant by a chaotic invariant set for nonautonomous maps. We extend the nonautonomous Conley–Moser conditions by deriving a new sufficient condition for the nonautonomous chaotic invariant set to be hyperbolic. We consider the specific example of a nonautonomous Hénon map and give sufficient conditions, in terms of the parameters defining the map, for the nonautonomous Hénon map to have a hyperbolic chaotic invariant set.
- Chaotic dynamics
- invariant set