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Question about Kronecker factor

In his paper Ergodic methods in additive combinatorics, Bryna Kra said that the Kronecker factor $(Z_1, \mathcal{Z}_1, m, T)$ of $(X, \mathcal{X},\mu,T)$ is the sub-$\sigma$-algebra of $X$ spanned by ...
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Does any measure preserving system have an invertible extension?

Let $\mathsf{X} = \left\{ X,\mathcal{B},\mu,T \right\}$ be any measure preserving system. A sub-$\sigma$-algebra $\mathcal{A}\subseteq \mathcal{B}_X$ with $T^{-1}\mathcal{A}=\mathcal{A}$ modulo $\mu$ ...
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How do you get a measure space out of a dynamical system?

I'm reading a book on ergodic theory (by Cesar Silva), and also have read Stein and Shakarchi's third book on undergraduate analysis, where there is a section devoted to some ergodic theory. Both ...
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Ergodic Rotation of the Torus

Consider the measure preserving dynamical system $(\mathbb{R}^2 / \mathbb{Z}^2, \mathcal{B} \otimes \mathcal{B}, \lambda \otimes \lambda, R_{(\alpha, \beta)})$. This is the torus with the borel ...
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What is “abstract” ergodic theory?

This is just a question about the usage of the term "abstract". What kind of questions in ergodic theory is considered "abstract" and what's a "regular" question? From some seminars it seems that ...
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What is the density of the SRB measure conditioned to unstable manifolds?

I have a question regarding the SRB measure. As Lai-Sang Young puts it, the SRB-measure is the invariant ergodic invariant measure most compatible with volume. (see [ ...
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Circle rotation (dynamic system)

Here's a passage of my script I do not understand. Define $\Omega:=\left\{z\in\mathbb{C}: \lvert z\rvert =1\right\}$ and consider $a\in [0,1)$. Then $$ T_a:=\Omega\to\Omega, z\mapsto ...
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Unique ergodicity a spectral invariant?

Suppose $f:X\to X$ and $g:Y\to Y$ are two automorphism of measure spaces. Suppose there is an unitary operator $V:L^2(X)\to L^2(Y)$ satisfying $VU_fV^*=U_g$, here $U_f$ and $U_g$ are the Koopman ...
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Is there a characterization of the shift-invariant ergodic measures?

Consider probability measures $\mu$ on the space $\{0,1\}^\mathbb{N}$ that are shift-invariant with respect to the left-shift map. Is there a nice characterization of the ergodic shift-invariant ...
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Koopman is not surjective

I want to prove that the Koopman operator $U_f : L^2 (\mu) \rightarrow L^2 (\mu)$ such that $U_f(\phi) =\phi \circ f$ is not surjective. Where $ \mu $ is a measure preserving mapping $f$. I was ...
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Lyapunov-exponent and rate of convergence of continued fractions

I'm writing an essay on the Lyapunov-exponents of the Gauß map \begin{align} T:[0,1]&\to[0,1],\\ x&\mapsto \begin{cases}\frac 1 x \mathrm{mod}\,1 & \text{for $x>0$,}\\ 0 & \text{for ...
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How can I prove this equivalence concerning ergodicity?

I write you, because I have a problem to show two equivalences. But before writing them down, I give you all the definitions we had as background: (I) The Quadruple $(\Omega,\mathcal{A},\mu,T)$ is ...
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almost periodic visits of a compact set of a circle group rotation

Let $\mathbb{T}$ be the circle group and $R:\mathbb{T\rightarrow T}$ an irrational rotation (hence a minimal system). Suppose there exists a compact set $K\subset\mathbb{T}$ such that for every ...
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Shift and ergodic measures

Let $X = \{0,1\}^{\mathbb{N}}$ endowed with the product topology and $\sigma : \left\{ \begin{array}{ccc} X & \to & X \\ (\epsilon_n) & \mapsto & (\epsilon_{n+1}) \end{array} \right.$. ...
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If $g$ is invariant under an ergodic map then it's almost everywhere constant

Let $(X,B(X),\mu)$ be a probability space, where $X$ is compact metrizable, and $B(X)$ are the Borel sets. Let $f:X\to X$ be a measurable function such that: i) $\forall A\in B(X)$ ...
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what is so great about having an invariant measure?

I am a student who just started to learn basic concepts of ergodic theory. It seems like that given a dynamical system, people are very excited to find various invariant measures of the system. But ...
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Unique Ergodic Measure

From <http://mathworld.wolfram.com/ErgodicMeasure.html> "If there is only one ergodic measure, then $T$ is called uniquely ergodic. An example of a uniquely ergodic transformation is the map ...
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compactness of the set of invariant measures

Suppose that we have a dynamical system on some compact space $X$ with discrete time space and transformation given by some $\phi : X \rightarrow X$. My question is when is the set $Prob(\phi)$ of all ...
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An ergodic theorem on the circle

Let $S^1$ be a circle (i.e. a closed $1$-dim. manifold) and let $F$ be a non-vanishing smooth vector field on $S^1$. Denote by $(t,x) \mapsto \Phi_t^x$ the flow generated by $F$. I want to show ...
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How does chaos arise in Hamiltonian systems?

I have a question about how chaos arises in Hamiltonian systems. I've been taking a upper year undergrad class on dynamics and it has focused on chaos a lot. So far however we have only seen the more ...
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The Denjoy Theorem

I'm currently studying Denjoy's theorem, which says the following: Theorem If $f$ is a diffeomorphism of $S^1$ with a irrational number rotation $ \rho$ and the variation of $f^{'}$ (denoted by ...
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Liouville's theorem: How to get an invariant measure?

Liouville's theorem states that the `natural' 2-from is preserved under the Hamiltonian flow. Apparently this leads to an invariant measure $\mu$ as follows \begin{equation} d\mu = \frac{d\sigma}{|| ...
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Non-ergodic measure

Is there an easy way to see that if $\mu$ and $\nu$ are $T$-invariant measures on the same space $X$, and $\mu \neq \nu$, then $\frac{1}{2}(\mu+\nu)$ is NOT ergodic? I know that ergodic measures are ...
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Eigenfunction of $T^n$ vs. eigenfunction of $T$ when $T$ is ergodic

Let $(X, \mathcal{B}, \mu, T)$ be an ergodic system, and suppose $f \in L^2(X, \mathcal{B}, \mu)$ is an eigenfunction of $T^n$ for some integer $n > 1$. Is it possible to write $f$ as a linear ...
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Ergodic theory question about the support of a measure.

I am trying to work through some problems from " Ergodic theory with view towards number theory" but I am finding it a tad more difficult than expected. In particular, I have the following question: ...
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Recurrent point of continuous transformation in a compact metric space

Given a metric space $(X,d)$ and a transformation $T:X\rightarrow X$, a point $x\in X$ is said to be recurrent iff it belongs to the closure of its orbit $\{T(x), T^2(x),...\}$: more precisely, ...
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Are geodesic flows on surfaces with negative curvature Anosov?

I'm just going through the original book by Anosov, where he tries to proof this result. I don't quite understand it. So let $\phi_t:TM\rightarrow TM$ be a geodesic flow on a compact surface $M$ of ...
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Unfolding a Billiard Trajectory

The following image is from page 1019 of http://www-fourier.ujf-grenoble.fr/~lanneau/references/masur_tabachnikov_chap13.pdf From what I understand about unfolding billiards we are representing the ...
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Bernoulli shift on $S^\mathbb{Z}$

Why is the Bernoulli shift ergodic? I know the proof for $S^\mathbb{N}$. The best would be if you could argue from this fact to the integer case, so that way I can see how one usually goes from ...
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Ergodic Theory (Weak Mixing)

If $T$ is weak mixing then we know that $T\times T \times \ldots \times T$ is also weak mixing. Does anyone know if this is true for $T\times T \times \ldots$?
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High-School Level Introduction to Dynamical Systems

In one month I'll be giving a talk to motivated high schools students on a topic of my choice from dynamical systems and/or ergodic theory. I'm having trouble coming up with a topic compelling enough ...
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Historical behavior of the Birkhoff averages

Birkoff Ergodic Theorem: Let be $(X,\mathcal{A},\mu)$ a probability space, $T:X\to X$ a measurable tranformation preserving $\mu$ and $f\in L^{1}(\mu)$, then there exists a $\Sigma \subset X$ and ...
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Measurable Partition and Ergodic Decomposition

I need some background before asking the question: Let $\mathcal{P}$ is called a measurable partition if there is a measurable set $M_0\subset M$ with full probability measure such that, restric to ...
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Finding a minimal set for the group $G$ of homeomorphims that comute

Let $G$ the abelian group generated by homeomorphisms $f_1,\dots,f_q:M\rightarrow M$ in a compact metric space that comute. Show that there is $X\subset M$ minimal in the relation of inclusion in the ...
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pointwise ergodic theorem and mean sojourn time

Let $G$ be a group and let $F_i$ be a sequence of finite subsets of $G$. Suppose $G$ acts on a probability measure space $(X,\mu)$ in a measure preserving way, and suppose that this action is ergodic. ...
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How to check the strong ergodicity of the $SL_2(\mathbb{Z})$-action on the torus?

Suppose $\Gamma\subset SL_2(\mathbb{Z})$ is a non-amenable subgroup, especially, $\Gamma=SL_2(\mathbb{Z})$. Consider the natural action of $\Gamma$ on $S^1\times S^1=T^2$. How to check that this ...
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Von Neumann's ergodic theorem

Where can I find the proof of Von Neumann's ergodic theorem? Please, give me references or write names of books where I can find it.
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Can the time mean over a dense orbit equal the space mean for arbitrary functions?

Let $\varphi : M \to M$ be a measure-preserving map of a measure space $M$ with measure $\mu$, and let $f \in L^1(\mu)$ be arbitrary. If $p$ is the starting point of an orbit that is dense in $M$, ...
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Lyapunov Exponent

Suppose $(X,A,\mu)$ a probability space, where $X$ is a compact Riemann manifold, $T:X\to X$ a diffeomorphism and $T$ is a measure-preserving transformation( over the borel $\sigma$ algebra). Prove ...
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Why are hyperbolic toral automorphisms (e.g. Arnold's cat map) ergodic?

Let $\varphi : \mathbb{T}^2 \to \mathbb{T}^2$ be a hyperbolic automorphism of the torus, induced by a linear map $A : \mathbb{R}^2 \to \mathbb{R}^2$ of determinant $\pm 1$ with no eigenvalues of ...
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Kakutani skyscraper is infinite

Karl E. Petersen's book "Ergodic Theory", chapter 2, exercise 9, on page 56 Prove that for any ergodic measure preserving transformation $T:X\rightarrow X$ on a non-atomic probability space $(X, ...
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An equivalent condition for strong-mixing

For a measure-preserving (finite) system $(X,\mathcal{B},\mu,T)$, is it correct that the following are equivalent? For every $A,B\in\mathcal{B}$ , $\displaystyle\lim_{n\rightarrow\infty}\mu(A\cap ...
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Defining an f-invariant measure

Suppose I have a compact oriented manifold $M$ with an orientation preserving self-diffeomorphism $f$. I wish to define a volume form on $M$ which is invariant under $f$. Certainly, it is necessary ...
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Related questions on the Hausdorff dimension and local dimension of a Cantor set

Suppose $I$ is an interval on a Cantor tree with $m$ children $I'$, each of length $\varepsilon$. I have that $\sum_{\hat I\text{ is a child of }I}|\hat I |^s=|I|^s \Rightarrow ...
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A question about continued fractions and Gauss map

For $\alpha \in (0,1)$, write $\alpha$ as a continued fraction like $\alpha=[a_1, a_2, \ldots]$ (note that the implicit $0$th coefficient $a_0=0$ has been omitted), and let $\frac{p_n}{q_n}$ be the ...
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Ergodic theory in mathematics and physics

How is the theory of ergodic measure-preserving transformations related to ergodicity in the physical sense (which I understood as, very very roughly speaking, that a physical system is called ergodic ...
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Solution space to a functional equation

This question comes from my attempts at understanding an example presented by Bill Gasarch on his blog. The example is of a continuous strictly increasing function whose derivative is zero almost ...
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Ergodicity of the First Return Map

I was looking for some results on Infinite Ergodic Theory and I found this proposition. Do you guys know how to prove the last item (iii)? I managed to prove (i) and (ii) but I can't do (iii). Let ...
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Ergodicity of measure induced by generic points in Birkhoff's ergodic theorem

Let $X=\{0,1\}^{\mathbb{N}}$, $T:X\to X$ the shift map, and $\mu$ a $T$-invariant probability measure on $X$. A point $x \in X$ is generic if $$ \lim\, \frac{1}{n}\sum_{i<n} ...
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What can you say about the periods of a function with uniformly bounded periodic orbits?

Assume that all prime periods of periodic orbits of a continuous map $f:[0:1]\to [0:1]$ are uniformly bounded (i.e. there exists N such that the prime period of every periodic orbit of f is smaller ...