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Topological dynamical system, i.e. a topological space, together with a continuous transformation, a continuous flow, or more generally, a semigroup of continuous transformations of that space

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Reference request: Dynamical systems

I’m currently reading Brin and Stuck’s Introduction to Dynamical Systems, and I think I like the field a lot so far. I haven’t finished it quite yet, but what are some other good textbooks I can read ...
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Conditional expectation with respect to a topological factor map

Let $\pi: (X,T) \to (Y,S)$ be a factor map of minimal topological dynamical systems, and let $U \subseteq X$ be open, non-empty. Question: Does there exist a $T$-invariant, Borel probability measure $...
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Closed free subgroups of the automorphism group of the countable atomless boolean algebra

Let $\mathcal{B}$ be the (unique up to isomorphism) countable atomless boolean algebra, and $\mathrm{Aut}(\mathcal{B})$ its automorphism group, with pointwise convergence topology. My question: Does $...
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Topological full groups and minimal orbit closures

Let $X$ be the Cantor set, and let $g$ be a minimal homeomorphism of $X$. Let $h$ be a homeomorphism in the topological full group of $g$, that is, for every $x \in X$, there is a neighbourhood of $x$...
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Topological transitivity for a self-map of $\mathbb{R}$ with finitely many discontinuities

I started working with a map $f:\mathbb{R} \to \mathbb{R}$ such that it is continuous except on a finite set. I started looking for a definition of topological transitivity and topological mixing in ...
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Equivalent Idempotents in the Ellis Semigroup

Let $(X,T)$ be a dynamical system where $T$ is a (at least countably infinite) group acting on a compact Hausdorf space $X$, and let $E(X)$ be the Ellis semigroup of this system (if we abuse notation ...
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When is every orbit closure uniquely ergodic?

Given a topological dynamical system $(X,T)$ (so that $T$ is a homeomorphism of the compact metric space $X$) and a point $x\in X$ we call the set ${\mathcal O}(x):=\overline{\{T^nx:n\in\mathbb Z\}}$ ...
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Ergodicity and dense orbits

Consider a compact separable Hausdorff space $X$ endowed with a finite Radon measure $\mu$ of full support and a continuous measure-preserving ergodic transformation $T$. Is there a dense orbit for ...
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Can the full shift be embedded in a flow?

Write $I=[0,1]$, and let $S$ be the shift on $X=\{ (x_n)_{n\in\mathbb Z} : x_n\in I^k \}$. Is there a flow $\phi_t$ on $X$ with $\phi_1=S$? Here I require that $\phi_t$, for fixed $t$, is at least a ...
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Is there a minimal, topologically mixing but not positively expansive dynamical system?

Is there a compact metric space $X$ and a function $f:X\to X$ such that the dynamical system $(X, f)$ has the following three properties? minimal topologically mixing (a map $f$ is topologically ...
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Is there a topologically mixing and minimal homeomorphism on the circle (or on $\mathbb S^2$)?

The irrational rotation on the circle is both a homeomorphism and minimal but is not topologically mixing. The argument-doubling transformation on the circle is topologically mixing but is neither a ...
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Hausdorff dimension = entropy/Lyapunov exponent for the baker's map?

Let $\Sigma=\{0,1\}^{\mathbb Z}$ and let $\sigma:\Sigma\to\Sigma$ be the left shift. Then it is well known that $(\Sigma, \sigma)$ is conjugate to the baker's map $B$ of the unit square: $$ B(x,y) = \...
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Approximation of topological dynamical systems?

I'm trying to find references to approximations of topological dynamical systems in the following sense: A topological dynamical system $(X, f)$ consists of a topological space (typically compact ...
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Random suborbits of a rotation

Let $u_n = x + n\alpha \pmod 1$ with $\alpha$ irrational. We know that $(u_n)_{n \geq 0}$ is dense in $\mathbb{R}/\mathbb{Z}$ (equivalently $(u_n)_{n \geq 0}$ visits every open interval infinitely ...
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Is there a universal $\omega$-limit set?

For the purposes of this question, a dynamical system means a compact metric space $X$ together with a continuous map $f: X \to X$. For $x \in X$, the $\omega$-limit set of $x$, denoted $\omega(x)$, ...