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

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Examples In Ergodic Theory and Topological Dynamics

I am currently studying basic Ergodic Theory: Invariant Measures Poincaré recurrence Theorem Invariant Measure For Continuous Transformations The Ergodic Theorems and Applications Ergodic ...
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Minimal period of arithmetic progressions occurring in sets of positive density.

Let $A$ be a subset of ${\mathbb N}$ with positive upper-Banach density, and for each integer $k\geq3$, define $R_k=R_k(A)$ to be the smallest positive integer $r$ such that $A$ contains a length $k$ ...
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Estimate entropy of a binary process in terms of decay of correlations

Suppose $( X_{n} )$ is an ergodic binary process with $$ \mathbb P(X_{n}=1)= \mathbb P(X_{n}=0)=\frac 12. $$ Naturally the entropy (rate) $h(X)$ of $X=(X_{n})$ satisfies $$ h(X)=\lim_{n\to\infty} ...
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Practical way to check for geometric convergence

Target distribution is multimodal, 24 dimensions, continuous state space. For MCMC integration (MH sampler) I use a manually tuned proposal distribution. When I measure the convergence rate ...
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Connection between properties of Dynamical and Ergodic Systems

Hi All While studying Topological and Ergodic Dynamics, I've got quite preplexed by the different Properties a system might have (minimality, regionally recurring, transitivity, mixing, ergodic, ...
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Absolutely Continuous Invariant Measures for Piecewise Convex Maps

Hi all, I'm interested in a class of 'generalised tent maps' $f:[0,1]\to[0,1]$ for which 1) $f$ is strictly increasing on $[0, \frac{1}{2}]$, $f(0)=0$ and $f(\frac{1}{2})=1$ 2) $f$ is symmetric ...
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Weak convergence, and Cesaro convergence (of mu_n (E) ) imply convergence (of mu_n (E))?

Let $X$ be a compact metric Borel space. Suppose $\mu_{n}(A)\rightarrow\mu(A)$ for all $\mu-$continuity sets $A$ (sets with zero boundary measure), where $\mu_{n}$ is a sequence of probability ...
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Pesin Entropy Formula

In the form that I've seen it stated, the Pesin entropy formula states that if $M$ is a compact Riemannian manifold and $f$ is a $C^{1+\alpha}$ diffeomorphism of $M$ that preserves smooth invariant ...
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Continuity of relative entropy with respect to the weak* topology

Let $X$ be a measurable space, and let $T$ be a measurable transformation $T:X \to X$. Let $\mathcal{P}(X)$ be the space of probability measures on $X$, equipped with the weak* topology. Define the ...
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is the limit of ergodic functions still ergodic?

under what conditions is the limit of a sequence of ergodic functions still ergodic? are there simple counter-examples to this general statement?
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What time does it take for irrational rotations to hit an interval?

Hi, Consider $\theta_n = (\theta_0 + n \theta) \mod 1$, $\theta$ being an irrational number, and $\theta_0$ an uniform random variable in $(0,1)$. Is there any estimates for the time it will take ...
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Stationary, ergodic measures from the structuralist point of view

Stationary, ergodic measures are a class of objects very familiar to probabilists. In a sense, these are the weakest generalization of the classic case of independent, identically distributed random ...
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Ergodic action of a subgroup

Are there any examples of $H < G$ such that for any pmp ergodic action of the group $G$ on a standard proba space $(X,\mu)$ there exists a set $A$ of $\mu(A)>C$ such that the action of the ...
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Entropy of inverse map for endomorphism case on surfaces

Hi, I know that in the diffeomorphism case the measure entropy of the T:M^{2}-->M^{2} (M smooth Rimannian surface) will be the same as the measure entropy of T^{-1}. But i need to know about the ...
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proofs of ergodicity of Sl(2, Z) action on R^2 without using duality

The group $ G=SL(2, R)$ acts linearly on $\mathbb R^2$. The Lebesgue measure of $\mathbb R^2$ is invariant and ergodic for $G$. There is a proof using duality theorem: Let $U$ be the upper triangular ...
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Is it a known example of adic transformation ? (2)

Please apologize: the Bratelli-Vershik graph in which I'm interested is not this one but this one: At level $n$ there are $n$ vertices, there is one edge from each of the first $n-1$ vertices to the ...
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Is it a known example of adic transformation ? (1)

Here is a Bratelli-Vershik graph: This graph should (I do not master this topic) define a Vershik adic transformation $T$ on its path space. What are the invariant measure(s) on the path space ...
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Ruelle inequality on a noncompact space

Does someone have a reference where the Ruelle inequality would be proved in the following context. Let $M$ be a non compact smooth manifold, and $f:M\to M$ be a $C^1$-diffeomorphism (or $C^2$, ...
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Aproximating dynamical systems by intrinsically ergodic systems

Let $X$ be a compact metric space and $f:X \to X$ a continuous map. We say that $(X,f)$ is approximated from below by a sequence of compact metric spaces $(X_i)_{i \geq 1}$ and a sequence of ...
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Invariant measures and recurrent sets.

Suppose $T:X \to X$ is a homeomorphism of a compact metric space. The recurrent set is the set of all points $x \in X$ such that for every $\epsilon>0$ there exists an $n\in \mathbb{Z}$, $n \ne 0$, ...
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Entropy of factors of Bernoulli schemes

Let $X$ be a Bernoulli scheme. A factor $\psi: X \to Y$ is finitary if for almost every $x \in X$ there exist integers $m \leq n$ such that the zero coordinates of $\psi(x)$ and $\psi(x')$ agree for ...
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On the set of infinite measures

My question is about the structure of the set of infinite Borel measures on compact metric spaces invariant with respect to a homeomorphism. Let $T$ be a homeomorphism of a compact metric space $X$ ...
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Generating stationary, ergodic random fields on a homogeneous space

Consider a homogeneous space $M$, which for the sake of concreteness, let's take to be $M = \mathbb R^d$. Fix some space $A$, and consider the space of functions $X = C(M,A)$, along with its Borel ...
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Equidistibution of horocycles through Hecke eigenvalues of Maass cusp forms

At the end of this very nice post: http://blogs.ethz.ch/kowalski/2012/05/21/who-needled-buffon/ E. Kowalski talks about the equidistribution of the points $\frac{j+i}{N}$ when $j=1,\dots,N$ and $N$ ...
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The ergodic theorem and Lorentz norms

Let $\Omega$ be a probability space, and $\{ \tau \}_{y\in \mathbb R^d}$ an ergodic group of measure-preserving transformations, $\tau_y:\Omega \to \Omega$. The ergodic theorem says that if $f \in ...
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Can invariant means be really considered as the generalization of the uniform measure?

I am writing a paper for game theorists where I use (countable) amenable groups to do some things. So I am writing up a preliminary section about countable amenable groups whose main purpose is to ...
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Understanding a proof that the simplex of shift invariant probability measures on $\{0,1\}^\mathbb{Z}$ is Poulsen?

This is a question on the proof of this fact in chapter 3 of the book "Functional Analysis: Surveys and Recent Results II". There at the end the proof is outlined as follows: Let $\mu$ be a shift ...
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resampling over Bowen balls

Hello MO World I'm working on a paper involving embedding your favourite measure-preserving transformation into a topological model (think Krieger generator theorem: embedding in a full shift) and ...
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Entropy of Bernoulli walks on semi-groups.

Consider the Fibonacci semi-group $<L,R|LRR=RLL>$ with a Bernoulli walk $P(R)=p, P(L)=1-p$. Is the entropy $H(p)$ an unimodal function with maximum at p=0.5? Is this true for all finitely ...
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ergodicity of the group of transformations preserving a partition

Let $X=\{0,1\}^{\mathbb{N}}$ and $\theta$ be the partition of $X$ induced by the equivalence relation $x \sim x'$ when $x$ and $x'$ differ only at a finite number of coordinates (see this related ...
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intersection partition as an orbital partition

Let $X=\{0,1\}^{\mathbb{N}}$ and $\xi_n$ be the partition of $X$ defined by the equivalence relation $x \sim_n x' \Leftrightarrow (x_{n}, x_{n+1}, \ldots) = (x_{n}', x_{n+1}', \ldots)$. The sequence ...
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functions whose average along orbits is zero or a constant

Is there some name in ergodic theory or integrable systems theory for a function whose average value on every orbit is zero? (Of course when I say "every orbit" in the context of ergodic theory I ...
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Generalization(s) of Subadditive Ergodic Theorems

I am interested in dynamical gadgets which can be described by sampling along the orbits of points in some ergodic system $(\Omega,\mu,T)$. When $\mu$ is a probability measure, the theory of such ...
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Looking for at least one beautiful and not too technical result in asymptotic group theory

We have a student seminar devoted to the problems of asymptotic group theory with some connections to ergodic theory and measure theory in general. Each talk concerns one of the problems of this ...
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De Finetti's theorem, the pointwise ergodic theorem, and reverse martingales

De Finetti's theorem says that an exchangeable sequence of random variables $X_i$ is a mixture of i.i.d. random variables. In other words, if $\mu$ is a measure on $\mathbb{R}^\infty$ that is ...
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“Uncertainty principle” for self-adjoint operators in a finite von Neumann algebra

Let $M\subset B(\mathcal H)$ be a finite von Neumann algebra of bounded operators on a Hilbert space $\mathcal H$., let $P\in M$ be a self-adjoint operator with a pure-point spectrum (for example a ...
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weak mixing and spectral theorem

I'm trying to prove an equivalent statement about weak mixing transformations that relies on the spectral theorem, but I can't find a reference to fill in the last details. A hint for solving it or ...
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algebraic VS topological ergodicity

Let A be a $C^*$-algebra with unit $I$, and G a locally compact (Hausdorff) group. An action $\alpha$ of G on A is a strongly continuous homomorphism of G into Aut(A), the group of *-automorphisms of ...
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adic periodic approximation of a dynamical system

Let $P$ be the Pascal adic transformation. The cutting and stacking construction of $P$ corresponds to a ``Pascal periodic approximation'' of $P$: a sequence $(P_n)$ of periodic automorphisms strongly ...
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What is the adic realization of a Bernoulli shift ?

Roughly speaking, a theorem by Vershik says that every ergodic invertible measure-preserving transformation is isomorphic to some "adic" transformation on the spaces of paths of a Bratelli-Vershik ...
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Ergodicity of non-homogeneous “rotations”

It is well known that a rotation $f(z)=e^{i\theta}z$ of the unit circle, is ergodic if and only if $e^{i\theta}$ is not a root of unity. Now, what happens if we let $\theta$ depend on $z$ (say, ...
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Centralizers of group actions

Let a locally compact group $G$ act on a probability space $(X,\mu)$. Define the centralizer by $C(G)=\{\Delta\in Aut(X,\mu)\mid \Delta(gx)=g\Delta(x)\text{ almost everywhere}\}$. $Aut(X,\mu)$ denotes ...
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partition into the orbits of a dynamical system

Let $T$ be a measure-preserving invertible transformation of a Lebesgue space, and let $P$ be the partition of the Lebesgue space into the orbits of $T$. 1) Is it true that $P$ is nonmeasurable (in ...
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Limits of intrinsically ergodic systems

Let $(X_i)$ be a sequence of compact metric spaces and $(f_i)$ a sequence of transitive transformations $f_i:X_i \to X_i$ with $0 < h_{top}(f_i) < \infty$. The sequence of dynamical systems ...
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Recurrence for sets of finite measure on infinite measure space

Thanks to your helpful feedback, I have made my claim more precise. Claim Given an infinite measure space $\left( X,\mathcal B, \mu\right)$ and an ergodic, invertible, measure preserving and ...
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Category Theory and Ergodic Theory

I am very much interested in finding out about any category theoretical work on dynamical systems and on ergodic theory. On the face of it, it seems that a categorical language can go a long way, at ...
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Density of strictly ergodic measures in the d-bar topology

I am currently studying a problem which deals with cocycles of highly noncompact operators on Hilbert space, with the base transformation being the full shift on two symbols. In my particular ...
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weak star density of atomic invariant measures ?

Let us consider expanding maps $E_m: x\mapsto mx$ on the circle written additively. If we consider the set of all $E_2$ invariant probability Borel measures then the convex hull of atomic measures ...
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Shift invariant measures that are(n't) convex combinations of ergodic measures

Let $X=2^\omega = \lbrace 0,1 \rbrace^{\mathbb{N}}$ and $T\colon X \to X$ the (left) shift map. The space $\mathcal{M}$ of $T$-invariant Borel probability measures is convex with $\mathcal{M}^e$, the ...
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Connectedness of space of ergodic measures

Let $X = \Sigma_p^+ = \{1,\dots,p\}^\mathbb{N}$ and let $f=\sigma\colon X\to X$ be the shift map. Let $\mathcal{M}$ be the space of Borel $f$-invariant probability measures on $X$ endowed with the ...