Dynamical systems on measure spaces, invariant measures, ergodic averages, mixing properties.

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### Are rounded rectangle billiard dynamics ergodic?

Bunimovich proved that the billiard-ball dynamics in the Bunimovich stadium is ergodic.
(Image from this link.)
Q. Is it known that the ...

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### Blocking light with mirrored convex objects

There is a long-unsolved problem posed by Janos Pach,
sometimes known as the enchanted forest problem,
which asks if it is possible to block a point light source
in the plane
from reaching
infinity by ...

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### Is irreducibility sufficient for uniqueness of invariant distribution for a Feller Semigroup?

Let $(T_t)$ be a strongly continuous semigroup of positive operators on $C(K)$, where $K$ is a compact space. Assume also that $T_t1 =1 $ for every $t\geq 0$.
(This is also called a Feller Semigroup.)
...

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### Ergodicity of composition with a rotation

Let $T$ be an arbitrary Lebesgue measure-preserving automorphism of the unit interval $I$. Let $R_{\alpha}$ denote rotation by $\alpha$, i.e. $R_{\alpha}(x)=x+\alpha \pmod{1}$ for $x \in I$ and ...

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### absolute continuity of a measure given absolute continuity of conditionals

Situation is the following.
We have the two-dimensional torus $X$ and have partition $\xi$ into vertical circles $\{x\} \times S^1$.
We are given a measure $\mu$ on $X$ such that the projection ...

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### the union of local stable manifolds along local unstable manifolds

Let $f:M\rightarrow M$ be a $C^2$ hyperbolic diffeomorphism on compact connected riemannian manifold $M$. then there are local stable and unstable manifolds at each point denoted by $W^s_\delta(x), ...

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### A question about ergodicity

Let $X$ be a compact metric space, $T:X\rightarrow X$ a homeomorphism and $\mu$ be a $T$-invariant probability measure on $X$ such that the set of points with dense orbit in $supp(\mu)$ has full ...

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### Decay of Correlation, references for a non-standard way

In ergodic theory is common to use the decay of correlation property to deduce
properties analogues to those of i.i.d. random variables.
Call $X\doteq [0,1].$
Examples of decay of correlation ...

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### uniquely ergodic hyperbolic invariant set

The question is to classify uniformly hyperbolic invariant sets supporting uniquely ergodic invariant measure. The only examples that I expect are: fixed points, periodic orbits and Cantori(Denjoy ...

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### Express measurable entropy in terms of Fourier coefficients of the measure

Let $S^1$ be the unit circle , $\mu$ be a Borel probability measure on $S^1$ and
$T:S^1\to S^1$ is a measure-preserving map (not necessarily invertible) with respect to $\mu$. The Fourier ...

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### Is there a similar theorem in the partially hyperbolic case?

Theorem 5.10.3 from Introduction to dynamical systems, by Brin & Stuck:
Let $f:M\rightarrow M$ be an Anosov diffeomorphism. Then the following are equivalent:
$NW(f)=M$,
every unstable manifold ...

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### Any references on infinite-dimensional Fourier-Plancherel theory?

Let $M$ be a measure on an infinite-dimensional topological vector space (in fact, only the measure type matters), such that $M$ is quasi-invariant under a dense subspace $S$ of shifts (let's assume ...

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### Function from a compact metric space to the subsets of the naturals

Let $X$ be a compact metric space, and $\mu$ a Borel probability measure. For
$S\subset\mathbb{N}$ we denote the upper density with $\overline{D}(S).$
Let $f:X\rightarrow2^{\mathbb{N}}$ be a ...

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### Reference request: Geodesic flow on a manifold with negative curvature is ergodic

I'm reading about the Mostow's rigidity theorem, and the proof uses the following (maybe well-known) result:
The geodesic flow on a manifold with negative curvature is ergodic.
The lecture note that ...

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### Getting unique ergodicity from minimality

It is known that minimality does not imply unique ergodicity (Furstenberg example). I ask whether the implication holds in following particular situation:
Suppose $X$ is a compact space, $f:X \to ...

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### Pointwise ergodic theorem for amenable semigroups

Using tempered Folner sequences one may show a pointwise ergodic theorem for amenable groups.
(see http://www.aimsciences.org/journals/pdfsnews.jsp?paperID=2413&mode=full)
Is there a similar ...

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### Do syndetic sets on amenable semigroups have positive upper density?

Let $\mathbb{G}$ be a discrete amenable semigroup, and $\left\{ F_{n}\right\} $
a Folner sequence.
For $S\subset \mathbb{G}$ define the upper density as $D^{\ast
}(S)=\limsup_{n\rightarrow \infty ...

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### Uniform convergence of Birkhoff averages and unique ergodicity

I am looking for a proof or a reference for the following two facts (which appear proofless in my notes from an ergodic theory course- they might be easy but i am no expert in ET):
Let $T$ be a ...

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### Rate of convergence of the average of an equidistributed sequence

Let $f : \mathbb R\to\mathbb C$ be an $1$-periodic and sufficiently smooth function, which has zero average, and let $\alpha$ irrational. We know the following:
a. ...

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### Does equidistribution of zero average, due to irrationality, imply boundedness?

Let $f:\mathbb R\to\mathbb C$ be a sufficiently smooth and $1$-periodic function of average zero (i.e., $\int_0^{1}f(x)\,dx=0$), and let $\alpha\in(0,1)\smallsetminus\mathbb Q$. We know that
$$
...

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### “Ergodicity” for eigenvalues of random matrices?

Sorry if the wording of this question is sloppy, I have a weak background in probability theory (hence the quotation marks throughout).
Is there some "ergodicity-type" result for Wigner's semicircle ...

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### A argument related measurable partitions in dynamic system

$X$ is a compact metric space, and $T:X\rightarrow X$ be a continuous map, which is finite to one. Denoted by$ X_{0}$ the set of all points $x\in X$, such that for all sufficiently small ...

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### Using topological pressure to determine a subshift of finite type

I am interested in recognising graphs (or matrices, or subshifts of finite type) using topological pressure. Suppose that we play the following game:
${\bf Step 1:}$ I write down an irreducible n x n ...

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### Best convergence rate for convolutions on $\mathbb{Z}_p$

Suppose, that we have sequence of i.i.d variables $X_1,\ldots,X_n$ taking values in $\mathbb{Z}_p$ such that $d_{TV}(X_1,U) < \delta$.
How fast, in terms of $\delta$ and $n$ does the sum ...

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### Convergence rate of the convolution of almost uniform measures on $\mathbb{Z}_p$

Statement Given a finite abelian group $G$ and two independent random variables $X,Y$ taking values in $G$ and satisfying $d_{TV}(X,U_G)\leqslant \delta$ and $d_{TV}(Y,U_G)\leqslant \delta$ (where ...

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### Multifractal Analysis and Dimension Spectrum of Unions

Consider the classical Multifractal Analysis, and the decomposition of the state space $X$ into level sets
$$X=\bigcup_{\alpha}\left\{x\mid d_\mu(x)=\alpha\right\}\cup\left\{x\mid d_\mu(x) ...

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### Arithmetic Fuchsian lattices that are not finite index subgroups of Eichler orders?

Lindenstrauss' proof of AQUE (arithmetic quantum unique ergodicity) assumes that the Fuchsian lattice is an Eichler order or, if I understand it correctly, a finite index subgroup of an Eichler order. ...

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### Reference for and Properties of the $alpha$-entropy

Let $T : X \to X$ be a continuous map on, say, a compact metric space $X$. Let $\mu$ be an invariant borel measure. Under suitable conditions, a result of Brin and Katok states that $\mu$-almost ...

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### Poincare recurrence theorem and convergence on compact metric spaces

I am looking for a proof (or a reference to a proof) of the following theorem:
Let $X$ be a compact metric space with metric $d$, endow $X$ with the Borel $\sigma$-algebra and a probability measure ...

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### order of convergence of the conditional entropy (3)

I'm sorry for having open two questions which have been solved by elementary counter-examples provided by @AnthonyQuas. Actually I'm not an expert in information theory and I expected that a positive ...

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### order of convergence of the conditional entropy (2)

Let $X_n$ be a random variable distributed on $A_n:=\{1, \ldots, n\}$ and $g_n\colon A_n \to A_n$ such that $\Pr\big(X_n \neq g_n(X_n)\big) \to 0$. Putting $Y_n=g_n(X_n)$, then by Fano's inequality ...

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### Under what conditions can interval exchanges be approximated by periodic maps?

Under what conditions can an interval exchange be approximated by periodic maps? (in the weak topology for the Lebesgue measure on $[0,1]$ ).
Are there non-trivial examples of periodically ...

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### Poincaré recurrence and symplectic packings

Question. Is there any example of a path connected symplectic manifold $(M,\omega)$ that has infinite volume, but which cannot be packed by an infinite number of symplectic balls of a fixed radius ...

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### Dynamics of $3^x$ mod 1

Consider the map $f(x)=3^x$ mod 1. Using the the iterated function system $T_{0}x=\log_{3}(x+1), T_{1}x=\log_{3}(x+2)$ we see that $f$ is dynamical conjugated to a full shift on two symbols. Moreover ...

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### whether there are some books and original papers ergodic theory approach to ODE

Recently I become more and more interested in the field of ergodic theory, especially in the dimension theory and thermal formalism and its applications.
People always said that most of the ideas in ...

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### Reference request: stationary measures as convex combinations of ergodic measures

Does anyone know a good reference for the fact that a stationary probability measure is a convex combination of the stationary and ergodic probability measures?
I have found some references for the ...

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### inverse problem for ergodic measures

It is a basic fact in the weak-* topology, the set of invariant measures for a dynamical system is closed, compact, and convex in the weak-* topology. Furthermore, the set of ergodic measures is equal ...

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### What is known about dynamics on Grassmannians?

I have found myself becoming interested in dynamical systems given by homeomorphisms acting on $G(r,d)$, the space of $r$-dimensional subspaces of $\mathbb{R}^d$. I tried to do a literature search ...

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### Intuition of Kolmogorov-Sinai entropy

For a measurable entropy of measurable transformation $T$ from $(X,\mathcal{B},m)$ to itself.
For each finite measurable partition $\mathcal{A}=\{A_i\}_{i=1}^{m}$ of $X$, we can define
...

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### Ergodic actions with co-finite stabilizers

Let $G$ be a locally compact, second countable group acting on a standard probability space $(X,\nu)$, and let $\nu$ be $G$-invariant. Let $G_x = \{g \in G\,:\, gx=x\}$ denote the stabilizer of $x \in ...

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### Examples of transformations that are totally ergodic but not weakly mixing?

The most natural examples are irrational rotations. Are there other examples that are fundamentally different from irrational rotations? By the way, if $T$ is totally ergodic, but not weakly mixing, ...

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### Birkhoff ergodic theorem and the measure of the bad points

In the Birkhoff ergodic theorem we have a PMPS $(X,B,\mu,T)$ and that for any $f\in L^1(X,\mu)$ $\frac{1}{N}\sum_{n=0}^{N-1}f(T^n x)\to \int f \, d\mu,$ in measure, in $L^1$-norm and $\mu$-a.e.
My ...

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### Liouville's theorem: How to get an invariant measure?

Liouville's theorem states that the `natural' 2-from is preserved under the Hamiltonian flow. Apparently this leads to an invariant measure $\mu$ as follows
\begin{equation}
d\mu = \frac{d\sigma}{|| ...

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### Ergodic Mean for Schrodinger flow

Let us consider the linear Schrödinger equation in $\mathbb{R}^N$
$$ (i\partial _t+\Delta)\,u=0\mbox{ ,}\quad u(0,x)=f$$
with $f\in L^2(\mathbb{R}^N)$, and let $u(t,x)=e^{it\Delta}f$ be its ...

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### Markov operators and existence of ergodic measures

My question refers to the yesterday's question (see here)
of John Learner and goes as follows:
Can we deduce the existence of an ergodic measure if we know that an invariant measure exists, but the ...

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### Existence of ergodic measure for measurable maps

The existence of ergodic measures is usually proved under the assumptions that the space $\Omega$ is compact metric and the transformation $T: \Omega \rightarrow \Omega$ is continuous, by using ...

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### Is there a survey of recent work relating to the Hausdorff dimension of sets defined through some restriction of digits?

I am familiar with the work of Helmut Cajar, but his book is thirty years old and it's clear that there has been substantial progress since then. I have been spending a lot of time looking through ...

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### Correspondence between fractal sets and trees

In Hillel Furstenberg's series lectures on ergodic theory in fractal geometry, he mentioned his search on finding a one-to-one correspondence between fractal sets and trees, however, I couldn't not ...

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### First integrals of a 3D incompressible flow

Let $\Omega$ be an unbounded periodic smooth domain of $\mathbb{R}^3$. We are Given an incompressible vector field $q:\Omega\subset\mathbb{R}^3\rightarrow \mathbb{R}^3$ (i.e. $\nabla\cdot q\equiv 0$ ...

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### Quasicompactness of transfer operators associated to IID matrix products

Let $P^1$ denote one-dimensional real projective space, and for each $A \in GL(2,\mathbb{R})$ let $\overline{A}$ denote the homeomorphism of $P^1$ induced by $A$. I am currently reading a paper which ...