In this work we consider a simple system of piecewise linear discontinuous 1D map with two discontinuity points: X′ = aX if ∣X∣ < z, X′ = bX if ∣X∣ > z, where a and b can take any real value, and may have several applications. We show that its dynamic behaviors are those of a linear rotation: either periodic or quasiperiodic, and always structurally unstable. A generalization to piecewise monotone functions X′ = F(X) if ∣X∣ < z, X′ = G(X) if ∣X∣ > z is also given, proving the conditions leading to a homeomorphism of the circle.
- Circle map
- Piecewise-linear map