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

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### A weak-mixing, zero entropy measure on the 2-shift which gives equal weight to both symbols

I am currently sketching a paper in the general area of symbolic dynamics in which I would like to be able to use the following fact:
Proposition (proposed): there exists a shift-invariant ...

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### Classes of dynamical systems

A consequence of birkhoff ergodic theorem tells us that ergodicity is equivalent to:
$\forall A,B \in \mathcal{B} \ \frac{1}{N}\sum_{n=0}^{N-1}\mu(A\cap T^{-n}(B))\stackrel{N\to ...

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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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### Rising Sun Inequality (Dunford-Schwartz maximal inequality) [migrated]

Let $f:\mathbb{R} \rightarrow \mathbb{R}$ be an absolutely integrable function, and let $f^*:\mathbb{R} \rightarrow \mathbb{R}$ be the one-sided signed Hardy-Littlewood maximal function
$$f^*(x) := ...

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### Reference for Kronecker-Weyl theorem in full generality

The Kronecker-Weyl theorem asserts the following: fix real numbers $\theta_1,\dots,\theta_d$, and consider the infinite ray $t(\theta_1,\dots,\theta_d)$ $(t\in\Bbb R)$ inside the $d$-dimensional torus ...

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### Mixing coded systems and period of their graph presentations

A coded system [see F. Blanchard, G. Hansel, Systèmes codés, Theoretical Computer Science, Vol. 44, 1986, pp. 17-49, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0304-3975(86)90108-8.
...

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### The Book for ergodic theory on SFT in dimension $D>1.$

I have been unable to find a good reference for a book that study in details ergodic theory on sub shifts of finite type in dimension $D>1.$ The only reference that I got was actually a book by ...

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### Furstenberg $\times 2 \times 3$ conjecture, bibliography

Furstenberg $\times 2 \times 3$ original conjecture states that the unique continuous invariant probability measure for $2x$ mod $1$ and $3x$ mod $1$ is the Lebesgue measure.
I wanted to have a ...

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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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### Automorphism group of compact abelian group

I am looking for references on the automorphism group $\mathrm{Aut}(X)$ of a compact abelian group $X$. By automorphisms I mean topological group automorphisms. Some particular questions are as ...

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### Mixing property of first return map

Let $(X,\mathcal{X},\mu)$ be a probability measure system, $T:X\to X$ be a $\mu$-preserving isomorphism on $X$. Let $A\in \mathcal{X}$ such that $\mu(\bigcup_{n\ge 0}T^nA)=1$, and $\mu_A$ be the ...

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### Short examples that are/are not quantum-ergodic

Are there any considerably short examples of manifolds that are/aren't quantum ergodic, or quantum unique ergodic?
Note that a (compact) Riemannian manifold is said to be quantum ergodic if ...

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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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### Physical Measure Vs. SRB measures

Anybody can help me to have an idea about an example showing the difference of a Physical measur with compare to an SRB measure?
By a Physical measure i mean in the sense of $\nu$ a ...

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### Invariant measures on a compact metric space

I'm dealing with a continuous flow on a compact metric space $X$, and $\mu$, $\nu$ are two invariant Borel probability measures on $X$. If I know that $\mu(A)=\nu(A)$ for all the invariant Borel ...

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### Is $\lfloor \log(n!)\rfloor \alpha$ equidistributed on the unit circle?

In this question $\lfloor a\rfloor$ means the greatest integer not exceeding $a$.
Using van der Corput's inequalities one is able to show that $\log(n!)\alpha$ is equidistributed on the unit circle ...

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### Renewal systems: Intrinsic ergodicity and a question related to the Adler's conjecture

Consider the alphabet $\mathcal{A} = \{0,1\}$ and consider a finite set of words $W = \{\omega_1, \ldots , \omega_n\}$ over $\mathcal{A}$. Then the renewal system $\Sigma_{W}$ generated by $W$ is ...

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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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### 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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### “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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### 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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### 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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### Halmos recurrence theorem for a locally compact group

The recurrence theorem of Halmos is well known in the case of a non-singular endomorphism $T$ of a measured space $(X,\mathcal B,\mu)$. A measurable subset $A$ is contained in the conservative part ...

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### Null sets visited infinitely often by trajectories of the shift dynamical system

Let $(G,\circ)$ be a Polish group, with identity $e$.
Let $\Omega$ be the set of continuous functions $\omega:\mathbb{R} \to G$ such that $\omega(0)=e$.
For each $t \in \mathbb{R}$, define the ...

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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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### Ergodic theory and dynamical systems books references

I am arranging a weekly meeting of 2 hours with postgraduate students in ergodic theory (for a period of 3 weeks).
I am asking here for an advice of a book (or maybe a set of papers) to look at ...

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### Real analytic ergodic diffeomorphisms of the two sphere

Does there exists a real analytic area preserving ergodic diffeomorphism on $S^2$?
(Possibly by perturbing a rotation in the real-analytic topology?)

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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 conjugacy preserve the set of synchronizing blocks?

A synchronized system is a transitive shift space $X$ which has a synchronizing block $v$, that is $v$ is an admissible block for $X$ and whenever $vw$ and $uv$ are admissible blocks in $X$, then ...

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### Lebesgue entropy zero and positive topological entropy

I am looking for examples of volume preserving $C^{\infty}$ diffeomorphisms $f$ of a surface, which have positive topological entropy ($h(f) > 0$), but that the Lebesgue measure entropy (metric ...

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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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### Automorphisms of strictly ergodic shift spaces

Let $X$ be a strictly ergodic shift space, and $\omega_1$, $\omega_2$ be two different points in $X$. Is there an automorphism $\Psi$ of $X$ such that $\Psi(\omega_1)=\omega_2$? By an automorphism I ...

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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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### distribution of {na} when a is irrational number

(by $\{x\}$ I mean the fraction part of the real number $x$)
If $a$ is an irrational number and $n$ is a integral number, what is the distribution of $\{na\}$? I'm asking for some continuous function ...

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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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### 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 ...