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

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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 ...
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Measure of large cylinder sets

Given an ergodic measure m on a shift space, by Shannon-Mcmillan-Breiman Theorem, up to at most an $\epsilon$-portion, all cylinder sets of length $n$ (large enough) have $m$-measure between ...
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Cesaro bounded Operator which is not power bounded

Good evening! Let X be a banachspace and T a bounded linear operator on X. The cesaro avearges of T are defined as: $A_n:=\frac{1}{n} \sum\limits_{j=0}^{n-1}T^j $ We call T cesaro bounded if: ...
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The average recurrence time

As seen on wikipedia, given a measure space $(X,\Sigma,\mu)$ with $\mu(X) < \infty$ and a measure preserving transformation $T: X \mapsto X$. Let $A \subset X$ be a set of positive measure. Define ...
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locally-free Lie group action not preserving any measure

I'd like to know if there exists a connected Lie group $G$ and a closed manifold $M$ such that there is a locally-free smooth action $G\times M\to M$ (i.e. the stabilizer of any point of $M$ is a ...
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Book recommendation for ergodic theory and/or topological dynamics?

Hello, I'd like to hear your opinion for ergodic theory books which would suit a beginner (with background in measure theory, real analysis and topological groups). I am looking for something well ...
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Virtual nilpotent ergodic average

In a recent paper of Miguel N. Walsh,"Norm convergence of nilpotent ergodic averages"(http://arxiv.org/abs/1109.2922v2),the author gives a proof of the fact that multiple polynomial ergodic averages ...
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Shannon-McMillan-Breiman Theorem

Does anyone know of an easy proof of Shannon-McMillan-Brieman Theorem? Thanks
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non-integrable subadditive ergodic theorem

Dear MO_World, I have (another) question about relaxing the assumptions in the sub-additive ergodic theorem. Apologies if this is something I should know already... There are a number of statements ...
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Fourier transform of x2 invariant measure

Let $T:\mathbb{R}/\mathbb{Z}\rightarrow \mathbb{R}/\mathbb{Z}$ be the map defined by $T(x)=2x$, and suppose that $\mu$ is a $T$ invariant and ergodic Borel probability measure on the space, which is ...
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What is the mean-value of a particular exponential sum related to the non-trivial zeros of Riemann's zeta function?

This question arose from an earlier one and the MO user's useful answers there: What are the values of the derivative of Riemann's zeta function at the known non-trivial zeros? (which is not a ...
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Rokhlin lemma for arbitrary infinite groups.

Let $G$ be an at most countable discrete group acting freely on a standard probability measure space $X$ in a measure preserving way. It is well known that if $G$ is a finite group then this action ...
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Topological weak mixing and $\omega$-linearly-independent sequences generated by composition operators

A research problem on which I am currently working requires a construction in topological dynamics of the following type: Let $T \colon X \to X$ be a continuous transformation of a compact metric ...
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Margulis-Ruelle inequality for piecewise continuous interval maps

The Margulis-Ruelle inequality states that measure-theoretic entropy is controlled by Lyapunov exponents; more precisely, if $f$ is a $C^{1+\alpha}$ diffeomorphism on a $d$-dimensional manifold $M$ ...
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Name this periodic tiling

Hello MO, I've been working on a problem I'm working on in ergodic theory (finding Alpern lemmas for measure-preserving $\mathbb R^d$ actions) and have found some neat tilings, that I presume were ...
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Finitary factors of Bernoulli schemes that pair duals

This question is related to my question: entropy preserving finitary factor maps of Bernoulli schemes. Hopefully, this one is a bit easier. Let $X=\{0,1\}^\mathbb{Z}$ with measure ...
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Compact group extension of a zero entropy system.

Suppose $T: X \to X$ is a continuous map and $\mu$ a $T$-ergodic probability measure over the Borel sets of $X$. Now, suppose $K \subset \mathrm{Hom}(X)$ is a compact group of measure-preserving ...
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System with invariant measure, but no ergodic measure.

Question Examples of continuous transformations $T: X \to X$ such that the family of invariant probability measures $M(T)$ is NOT empty but there is no ergodic measure ($E(T) = \emptyset$). Notice ...
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Furstenberg-Zimmer Theorem: non-invertible systems.

Questions Is there a version of Furstenber-Zimmer Theorem for non-invertible measure preserving systems? Where can I find it? What is the precise statement? Background In many works that ...
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Supremum amongst Kolmogorov-Sinai entropies: ergodic or just invariant measures.

Cases where $sup_{\mu \in E(T)} h_\mu(T) \neq \sup_{\mu \in M(T)} h_\mu(T)$. Background For a topological space $X$, let $T: X \to X$ be a continuous application. Then, call the set of ...
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Refining ladders and orbit segments - with a picture

I am trying to understand the following paragraph from The Classification of Non-Singular Actions, Revisited, page 5 paragraph 2. Remember that $S \in [T]$ so that for every $x\in X, S(x) = ...
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How to detect frequency?

Let $J$ be an arc in $\mathbb{S}^{1}\subset\mathbb{C}$ (no matter open or closed) and $\alpha\in(0,2\pi)$ be an angle such that $\alpha/\pi$ is irrational. Consider in $\mathbb{S}^{1}$ the sequence ...
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Subadditive Kingmans theorem for lattices.

I am looking for a multidimensional version of Kingman's subadditive theorem. I found this but it is not exactely what I need. I would rather have something like that: Let us consider ...
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Different uses of the word “ergodic”

There appear to be two definitions of the word ergodic. The dynamical systems definition says that a measure space $(X,\mathit B, \mu)$ and measure preserving transformation $T: X \mapsto X$ is ...
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Example of a measure-preserving system with dense orbits that is not ergodic

Let $X$ be a Borel probability space (i.e. equipped with a measure $\mu$ on the Borel $\sigma$-algebra such that $\mu(X) = 1$) with a measure-preserving transformation $T$ such that every point has a ...
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Accumulation points of the Birkhoff average of $m$

Let $M$ be a closed manifold, $m$ be the normalized volume measure on $M$, and $f:M\to M$ be a $C^2$ transitive Anosov diffeomorphism. Consider the pushforward $f^km$ defined by ...
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Applications of and motivation for von Neumann's mean ergodic theorem

I stated von Neumann's mean ergodic theorem (VNMET) in a talk recently and someone in the audience asked what it was good for. The only application I knew of VNMET was to prove Birkhoff's ergodic ...
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How long does it take a Brownian particle to achieve a uniform probability distribution across a space?

Imagine I have a point-like Brownian particle, with diffusion constant $D$, and I place it at some initial coordinate in a cage of known geometry. Assuming the volume $V$ of the cage is "everywhere" ...
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Alternative proofs of the Krylov-Bogolioubov theorem

The Krylov-Bogolioubov theorem is a fundamental result in the ergodic theory of dynamical systems which is typically stated as follows: if $T$ is a continuous transformation of a nonempty compact ...
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A follow up question related to entropy

For a self-map $\varphi:X\longrightarrow X$ of a space $X$, many important notions of entropy are defined through a limit of the form $$\lim_{n\rightarrow\infty}\frac{1}{n}\log a_n,$$ where in each ...
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Measure conjugacy and ergodic decomposition

Roughly speaking, this question asks whether there is a measure-conjugacy between two transformations if there are measure-conjugacies between their ergodic components. Suppose $(X,\mu)$ is a ...
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Non-oscillatory behaviour in the subadditive ergodic theorem

I am currently reading an article in which the author goes to certain lengths which could be avoided if the following result were true: Lemma (proposed): Let $T$ be an ergodic ...