# The Arnold cat map

How can I compute the SRB measure for the cat map? Also any pointers to references for obtaining Markov partitions and recurrence times would be lovely. Thanks

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too localized: at least provide links, or some background. –  Scott Morrison Nov 3 '09 at 21:54
The cat map's description is available on Wikipedia, as an Anosov diffeomorphism of the torus, it is guaranteed to have an SRB measure. The Sinai-Ruelle-Bowen measure uniquely "describes the time averages of observables on motions with initial data randomly sampled with respect to the Lebesgue measure". The quote is from Tasaki, Gilbert, and Dorfman, "An analytical construction of the SRB measures for Baker-type maps", Chaos 8, 424 (1998), which is the closest thing to a reference that I could find. –  Steve Huntsman Nov 3 '09 at 22:00