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

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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 ...

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### Does specification implies that entropy map is upper semicontinuous?

Let $(X,d)$ be a compact metric space and f a continuous transformation on X. f has the specification if one can always find a single orbit to interpolate between different pieces of orbits, up to a ...

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### A general Lipschtiz potential can be specified by a Gibbs specification ?

I want to consider one-dimensional system on the lattice $\mathbb{L}=\mathbb{N}$.
Let be $A:(\mathbb{S}^1)^{\mathbb{L}}\to\mathbb{R}$ a lipschtiz potential. Consider the Ruelle operator
$$
...

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### Proof of Krylov-Bogoliubov Theorem

Where can I find a proof (in English) of the Krylov-Bogoliubov theorem, which states if $X$ is a compact metric space and $T\colon X \to X$ is continuous, then there is a $T$-invariant Borel ...

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### Ergodic Theorem and Nonstandard Analysis

Here is a quote from Lectures on Ergodic Theory by Halmos:
I cannot resist the temptation of
concluding these comments with an
alternative "proof" of the ergodic
theorem. If $f$ is a complex ...

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### Billiard dynamics for multiple balls

I am interested to learn to what extent results on billiards
in polygons have been extended to multiple balls.
Assume the balls have equal radii and the same mass,
the same initial speed, and all
...

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### “topological” conjugacy of group automorphisms

In the paper "Orbit Equivalence and Topological Conjugacy of Affine
Actions on Compact Abelian Groups", S. Bhattacharya shows (Theorem 3) the following:
Theorem. Given two actions $\alpha$ and ...

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### Ergodicity of Convoluted White Noise

I have a question regarding ergodicity in infinite dimensional spaces.
Let $\mathcal{D}$ be the space of distributions on a Schwartz space, and let $\mu$ be the white noise process which exists by ...

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### Multiple ergodic averages with varying number of terms

Hi. I've been stuck on the following question for some time.
Consider a sequence of functions $\left( f_n \right)$ from an ergodic space $\left( \mathsf{X}, \mathsf{S}, \mu \right)$ to $\left[ 0,1 ...

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### Is this ergodic inequality true?

Is anything similar to the following inequality true,
$\displaystyle P\{\max_{n \leq k \leq m} |A_k f - A_n f| > \epsilon\} \leq C \frac{||A_m f - A_n f||_1}{\epsilon}$
where $A_n f = ...

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### Non-integrable ergodic theory

Can anyone help me out with proofs/counterexamples? I'm working on an operator-valued multiplicative ergodic theorem and need what may(?) be a well-known fact. This fact (if true) would help me get ...

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### trivial map on $\sigma-$algebra $\mod{}0$ is trivial

Hi everyone!
I am currently studying the basic theory of measurable actions and need the following result, which I am not able to prove myself. It is stated without a proof, so probably it should not ...

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### Entropy of first return map and suspension flows

There are some well know formulas of Abramov about derived systems.
Firstly let $(X,\mu,f)$ be a probability preserving system and $A\subset X$ is measurable such that $\bigcup_{n\ge0}f^nA=X$. Let ...

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### Picking a representative in a continuous way

I'm hoping for some ideas/pointers here. I'm experimenting with a Livschitz theorem for functions on a locally compact Abelian group, where the periodic orbit sums take values in a closed subgroup.
...

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### Given a probability \mu, can we always find a transformation T s.t. \mu is T-invariant?

It is true that, under some conditions, given a measure-preserving transformation $T$, we can always construct a $T$-invariant probability. I am wondering whether we can do a converse. See Parry's ...

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### amenable equivalence relation generated by an action of a non-amenable group

Question. Give a (possibly elementary) example of a probability measure preserving action $\rho\colon G \curvearrowright X$ of a finitely-generated discrete group $G$ on a standard borel space $X$ ...

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### Example of a non-normal infinite index subgroup of a non-amenable group with certain properties.

This is an improved version of my previous question, where I forgot to put one of the assumptions.
Question. Let $G$ be a finitely generated non-amenable discrete group, and $H$ be a subgroup of ...

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### Importance of Poincaré recurrence theorem? Any example?

Recently I am learning ergodic theory and reading several books about it.
Usually Poincaré recurrence theorem is stated and proved before ergodicity and ergodic theorems. But ergodic theorem does not ...

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### [automatic continuity] measurable homomorphisms of (C,+)-->(C,+) or (C,+)-->(C,*) are continuous and admit an explicit description ?

I am interested in generalisation of the following fact [known as automatic continuity, as I have been pointed out below]. I am especially looking for references to papers dating back to 1920s---I ...