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International Journal of Mathematics and Mathematical Sciences
Volume 2004 (2004), Issue 38, Pages 2019-2038

Weighted kneading theory of one-dimensional maps with a hole

1Secção de Matemática, Departamento de Engenharia Química, Instituto Superior de Engenharia de Lisboa, Rua Conselheiro Emídio Navarro, Lisboa 1949-014, Portugal
2Departamento de Matemática, Instituto Superior Técnico, avenida Rovisco Pais 1, Lisboa 1049-001, Portugal

Received 30 April 2003

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The purpose of this paper is to present a weighted kneading theory for one-dimensional maps with a hole. We consider extensions of the kneading theory of Milnor and Thurston to expanding discontinuous maps with a hole and introduce weights in the formal power series. This method allows us to derive techniques to compute explicitly the topological entropy, the Hausdorff dimension, and the escape rate.