Question about probability spaces $(X,\mathcal B,\mu)$ with a measurable map $T\colon X\to X$ preserving the measure, that is $\mu(T^{—1}A)=\mu(A)$ for all $A$ measurable.

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Do Anosov flows exist on two dimensional compact manifolds?

Question: Let $M$ denote a two-dimensional, smooth, compact Riemannian manifold (without boundary). If $\phi:\mathbb{R}\times M \rightarrow M$ is a smooth flow, then prove that $\phi$ is not an ...
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Ergodic Theorem and flow

In Walters' An Introduction to Ergodic Theory on page 34 the Birkhoff Ergodic Theorem is given as follows: Suppose $T\colon (X,\mathfrak{B},m)\to (X,\mathfrak{B},m)$ is measure-preserving ...
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Why is $\left\{T^n x|n\geqslant 0\right\}$ dense in $X$ iff $x\in\bigcap_{n\geqslant 1}\bigcup_{k\geqslant 0}T^{-k}U_n$?

In Walters' An Introduction to Ergodic Theory I found the following Theorem and proof (p. 29): Theorem 1.7. Let $X$ be a compact metric space, $\mathfrak{B}(X)$ the $\sigma$-algebra of Borel ...
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A basic doubt on Markov chain/ergodicity

Consider a finite state (no. of state $N$) Markov chain $\{X_n\}$ (all the random variables are bounded) such that there is a state $i*$ such that $$ \sum_{i=1}^{N}p_{ii*}^{(n)} > 0$$ for all ...
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necessary and sufficient condition under which time average for a markov chain exist [closed]

What is the necessary and sufficient condition under which time average for a markov chain exist ? i.e $$ \lim_{n\to\infty}\frac{1}{n}\sum_{i=1}^{n}X_i$$ exist
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Making new sense of the three-body problem in the light of Maryam Mirzakhani math contributions

I am unfamiliar with moduli spaces and ergodic theory which appear to be essential in Maryam Mirzakhani's math contributions which won her the Fields Medal. However, I am well conversant with ...
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Is mixing preserved under a measure theoretic-isomorphism of dynamical systems?

Show that mixing is an invariant of measure theoretic-isomorphism. I think that if I have two probability preserving transformation isomorphic together and one of them is mixing, I should prove ...
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Ergodic (equivalent characterization)

Let $(\Omega,\mathcal{B},\mu,T)$ be a measuretheoretical dynamical system. Then this system is called ergodic if $$ B\in\mathcal{B}, T^{-1}(B)=B\implies \mu(B)=0\text{ or }\mu(B^C)=0. $$ ...
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Numerical integration using Birkhoff theorem

There is a method for numerical integration that uses Brikhoff ergodic theorem? For example if we have a irrational number $\alpha$ we know that for every continuous function $f \colon [0,1] \to ...
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Can ergodic theorem be used here

Suppose I have an ergodic Markov Chain $\{X_n\}$ where $X_n$ are bounded. Now, Can I say anything on the limit $$ \lim_{n\to\infty} \frac{1}{n}\ln E\left[e^{\sum_{i=0}^{n} X_i}\right]$$ I don't ...
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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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Definition of strong mixing and definition of measure-preserving

I have a few questions regarding measure-preserving dynamical systems $(X,\mathcal{A},\mu,T)$. 1) The definition of measure preserving is always stated as $$\mu(T^{-1}B)=\mu(B),$$ for all $B$. I ...
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Existence of ergodic joining

Let $\underline{X}=(X,\mathcal{B},\mu,T)$ and $\underline{Y}=(Y,\mathcal{B},\mu,S)$ be ergodic measure preserving systems on Borel probability spaces. A joining of $\underline{X}$ and $\underline{Y}$ ...
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Ergodic properties of orthogonal group $O(n)$

The orthogonal group $O(n)$ is the group of distance-preserving transformations of a Euclidean space of dimension n that preserve a fixed point, where the group operation is given by composing ...
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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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Unclear inequality in the proof of Birkhoff ergodic theorem.

I'm trying to understand the tricky proof of the ergodic theorem (Birkhoff 1931). My reference is "Ward,Einsiedler - Ergodic theory (with a view towards number Theory)" section 1.6: Consider the ...
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Proof when the circle map is ergodic

Let $E=[0,1)$ with Lebesgue measure. For $a \in E$ consider the mapping $\theta_a:E \rightarrow E, \ \ \theta_a(x) = (x+a) \mod \ 1$. a) Show that $\theta_a$ is not ergodic when $a$ is rational. ...
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Obscure inequality in a passage of a proof (maximal ergodic theorem)

Look at the following excerpt from the book "Einsiedler and Ward- Ergodic Theory, with a view towards Number Theory": I don't understand why the inequality in the red box is valid. Maybe the ...
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Question on Gauss map - application of Birkhoff's ergodic theorem

Take a Gauss map $G: [0,1] \longrightarrow [0,1]$ which is $$G(x) = \frac{1}{x} \mod 1, 0<x<1$$ and $0$ if $x=0$. Let $\mu$ be the Gauss measure. For $x \in [0,1]$ let $[a_{1}(x), ...
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Help understanding a geometric proof of the ergodicity of the Gauss measure for continued fractions

Any $x\in(0,1)$ can be written as a (regular) continued fraction $$ x = \cfrac{1}{a_1+\cfrac{1}{a_2+\cfrac{1}{a_3+\cdots}}} = [a_1,a_2,a_3,\dotsc] $$ An irrational number has a unique expansion, ...
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Show that the shift map is measurable and measure-preserving

Show that the shift map $\theta$ of Definition 6.3 is measurable and measure-preserving. Not sure how to represent $\theta^{-1}$ which I believe is where I am stopped in solving this problem.
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Using Kolmogorov's 0-1 law in proof of shift map being ergodic

Why should ${\cal E}_\theta$ be trivial?. I dont see how Kolmogorov's 0-1 law says that in this case we should take the 0 option. This is only mention of ${\cal E}_\theta$ in my notes I can find. ...
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Definition of entropy of an ergodic measure

I'm reading a paper in which it is stated that The entropy of an ergodic measure is defined as $$\lim_{n \to \infty} -\frac{1}{n} \sum_{|w|=n} \mu[w] \log \mu[w].\tag{1} \label{eq:1}$$ Here ...
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Proving that an ergodic and invariant map is constant a.e

I understand the first two sentences of the proof, however I cannot see how the third and final sentence holds. Why should $\mu(f \leq a)=0$ surely it should be non-zero as c is defined as the ...
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For a summable function, with summable variation, prove that $\sup_{i \in I} \sup_{x \in [i]}|f(x)| \exp((t-1) \sup_{x \in [i]}f(x) )$ is bounded

$\newcommand{\var}{\operatorname{var}}$ Let $X = \mathbb{N}^\mathbb{N}$ and $f: X \to \mathbb{R}$ be a function such that $$|f|_{\var} = \sum_{i=1}^{\infty} \var_n f < \infty,$$ where $\var_n f = ...
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For a non-compact metric space, do I have that the set of $\sigma$-invariant measures is compact?

Let $X$ be a non-compact metric space with a sub shift $\sigma: X \to X$. Do I have that the the space of $\sigma$-invariant probability measures on $X$ such that $\mu (B) = \mu (\sigma^{-1}(B))$ with ...
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Geometric ergodicity and mixing - stationary case

I have this theorem: The Markov Chain {$X_n$} is stationary and geometrically ergodic if and only if {$X_n$} is stationary and absolutely regular with $\beta_n=O(\gamma^n)$ for some $\gamma\in ...
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Measure of intermediate local/pointwise dimension is not ergodic for $T_\beta(x)=\beta \cdot x \mod 1$ if $\beta \not \in \mathbb{N}$

Let $\mu$ be an ergodic measure for the map $T_a(x)=a \cdot x \mod 1$ for $a \in \mathbb{N}$ with $a \geq 2$ and invariant for $T_{a^{\frac{1}{n}}}$ for some $n \in \mathbb{N}$ (and thus also ...
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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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Rising Sun Inequality (Dunford-Schwartz maximal inequality)

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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Strange definition of Ergodicity

In an engineering course, a stationary process was defined to be ergodic if for all $k\in \mathbb{N}$ and for any bounded (measurable) function of $k+1$ variables we have $$\lim_{N\rightarrow ...
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Entropy of the induced transformation

I need help with this problem: Let $(X,\mathcal{B},\mu,T)$ be a ergodic dynamical system in the probability space $(X,\mathcal{B},\mu)$. Let $A \in \mathcal{B}$ with $\mu(A)>0$. We define the ...
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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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Bernouli shift and independent generator [closed]

let $ (X,\delta) $ Bernoulli shift on two symbols and $Y$ the circle . if $\phi(x)Y$ is defined by : $\phi(x)Y$=$Y+\alpha $ , if $x\in A_1$ $\phi(x)Y$=$Y+\beta $, if $x\in A_2$ where $( ...
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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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Is a pot of boiling water an example of non-ergodic process?

Sorry if this question is a bit dumb... I think (but correct me if I'm wrong) that ice cream moving in a perfect ice cream maker is an example of ergodic flow: the flow itself is conserved, no ...
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Is Kolmogorov's zero–one law undecidable?

Kolmogorov's zero–one law is related to other parts of probability like the law of large numbers. However it is stated that what the actual probability of a tail event is (either 0 or 1) is hard to ...
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Correlation Sequences and Unitary Operators

Let $U:H \to H$ be an unitary operator on a Hilbert space $H$. Suppose that $x \in H$ is orthogonal to all the eigenvectors of $U$. I'd like to prove that $$ \lim_{N \to \infty} \frac{1}{N} ...
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Conditional measure with respect to a sigma-algebra generated by the level sets of a function has full measure on its level set.

Let $(X,\mathscr{B},\mu,T)$ be a measure-preserving system, where $X$ is a compact metric space, $\mathscr{B}$ its Borel $\sigma$-algebra, $\mu$ a Borel probability measure and $T$ continuous. Let ...
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necessity of uniform continuity for topological entropy

I am referring to Walters' book "Introduction to Ergodic Theory." When he defines the concept of topological entropy he always assumes that the transformation $T: X \rightarrow X$ is uniformly ...
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Topological entropy, spanning sets and expansiveness of simple maps on a torus

I am trying to solve the following problem. Take the torus $\mathbb{T}^{2}$ and define the map $T(x,y)=(x + \alpha$ mod 1, $x+y$ mod $1)$, where $(x,y) \in [0,1]^{2}$. By induction, we have ...
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What connections between computer science and ergodic theory?

I have a background in ergodic theory, but I am switching to computer science/programming. I would like to know if tools from ergodic theory could be useful, especially something around coding of ...
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$\mathbf{Q}^*$-invariant measurable set of the real line

Let $X$ be some (Lebesgue-)measurable subset of $\mathbf{R}$ such that, for any rational $q \neq 0$, we have $qX=X$. Assume that the Lebesgue measure $\mu(X)$ of $X$ is $>0$. Does it hold then that ...
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What connections between machine learning and dynamical systems?

I have a background of ("pure") dynamical systems and ergodic theory, but I am switching to machine learning. Can some machine learning questions be treated from a dynamical systems/ergodic theory ...
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A problem on Markov process

Suppose, $\Pi_{\theta}$ be the transition probability function of a Markov chain. For any function $f$ define $$\Pi_{\theta}f_{\theta}(x) = \int f(y,\theta)\Pi_{\theta}(x,dy).$$ Is there any ...
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Finding a minimal non-empty closed $G$-invariant set of a compact metric space

Let $G$ the abelian group generated by commuting homeomorphisms $f_1,\dots,f_q:M\rightarrow M$, where $M$ is a compact metric space. Show that there is $X\subset M$ minimal with respect to the ...
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Application of Poincare recurrence to Baker's map?

Please see figures at http://www.mpipks-dresden.mpg.de/mpi-doc/kantzgruppe/wiki/projects/Recurrence.html. I heard that one of the applications of the Poincare recurrence theorem (which I do not ...
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On Ergodicity of the product of two Ergodic transformations

I was recently reading some textbooks and topics in Ergodic theory that I found this fascinating result which I couldn't prove completely: Suppose that $T$ and $S$ are two Ergodic transformations. ...
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A question on Bernoulli measures and mixing

this is a question on ergodic theory. Suppose I have an integer $N \geq2$ and a probability space $(\sum^{+} , B, \mu_{p})$, where $\mu_{p}$ is the Bernouilli measure with respect to probability ...
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Birkhoff Ergodic Theorem Counterexample

I am trying to come up with a counterexample to this theorem under the assumption that the space is not sigma finite. I tried working with the power set of the real numbers with the measure $\mu(A) = ...