An Introduction to Ergodic Theory

Author: Peter Walters

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387951522

Category: Mathematics

Page: 250

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The first part of this introduction to ergodic theory addresses measure-preserving transformations of probability spaces and covers such topics as recurrence properties and the Birkhoff ergodic theorem. The second part focuses on the ergodic theory of continuous transformations of compact metrizable spaces. Several examples are detailed, and the final chapter outlines results and applications of ergodic theory to other branches of mathematics.
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Operator Theoretic Aspects of Ergodic Theory

Author: Tanja Eisner,Bálint Farkas,Markus Haase,Rainer Nagel

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319168983

Category: Mathematics

Page: 628

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Stunning recent results by Host–Kra, Green–Tao, and others, highlight the timeliness of this systematic introduction to classical ergodic theory using the tools of operator theory. Assuming no prior exposure to ergodic theory, this book provides a modern foundation for introductory courses on ergodic theory, especially for students or researchers with an interest in functional analysis. While basic analytic notions and results are reviewed in several appendices, more advanced operator theoretic topics are developed in detail, even beyond their immediate connection with ergodic theory. As a consequence, the book is also suitable for advanced or special-topic courses on functional analysis with applications to ergodic theory. Topics include: • an intuitive introduction to ergodic theory • an introduction to the basic notions, constructions, and standard examples of topological dynamical systems • Koopman operators, Banach lattices, lattice and algebra homomorphisms, and the Gelfand–Naimark theorem • measure-preserving dynamical systems • von Neumann’s Mean Ergodic Theorem and Birkhoff’s Pointwise Ergodic Theorem • strongly and weakly mixing systems • an examination of notions of isomorphism for measure-preserving systems • Markov operators, and the related concept of a factor of a measure preserving system • compact groups and semigroups, and a powerful tool in their study, the Jacobs–de Leeuw–Glicksberg decomposition • an introduction to the spectral theory of dynamical systems, the theorems of Furstenberg and Weiss on multiple recurrence, and applications of dynamical systems to combinatorics (theorems of van der Waerden, Gallai,and Hindman, Furstenberg’s Correspondence Principle, theorems of Roth and Furstenberg–Sárközy) Beyond its use in the classroom, Operator Theoretic Aspects of Ergodic Theory can serve as a valuable foundation for doing research at the intersection of ergodic theory and operator theory
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An Introduction to Infinite Ergodic Theory

Author: Jon Aaronson

Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.

ISBN: 0821804944

Category: Mathematics

Page: 284

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Infinite ergodic theory is the study of measure preserving transformations of infinite measure spaces. The book focuses on properties specific to infinite measure preserving transformations. The work begins with an introduction to basic nonsingular ergodic theory, including recurrence behavior, existence of invariant measures, ergodic theorems, and spectral theory. A wide range of possible ``ergodic behavior'' is catalogued in the third chapter mainly according to the yardsticks of intrinsic normalizing constants, laws of large numbers, and return sequences. The rest of the book consists of illustrations of these phenomena, including Markov maps, inner functions, and cocycles and skew products. One chapter presents a start on the classification theory.
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Mathematics of Complexity and Dynamical Systems

Author: Robert A. Meyers

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461418054

Category: Mathematics

Page: 1858

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Mathematics of Complexity and Dynamical Systems is an authoritative reference to the basic tools and concepts of complexity, systems theory, and dynamical systems from the perspective of pure and applied mathematics. Complex systems are systems that comprise many interacting parts with the ability to generate a new quality of collective behavior through self-organization, e.g. the spontaneous formation of temporal, spatial or functional structures. These systems are often characterized by extreme sensitivity to initial conditions as well as emergent behavior that are not readily predictable or even completely deterministic. The more than 100 entries in this wide-ranging, single source work provide a comprehensive explication of the theory and applications of mathematical complexity, covering ergodic theory, fractals and multifractals, dynamical systems, perturbation theory, solitons, systems and control theory, and related topics. Mathematics of Complexity and Dynamical Systems is an essential reference for all those interested in mathematical complexity, from undergraduate and graduate students up through professional researchers.
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Ergodic Theory

with a view towards Number Theory

Author: Manfred Einsiedler,Thomas Ward

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780857290212

Category: Mathematics

Page: 481

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This text is a rigorous introduction to ergodic theory, developing the machinery of conditional measures and expectations, mixing, and recurrence. Beginning by developing the basics of ergodic theory and progressing to describe some recent applications to number theory, this book goes beyond the standard texts in this topic. Applications include Weyl's polynomial equidistribution theorem, the ergodic proof of Szemeredi's theorem, the connection between the continued fraction map and the modular surface, and a proof of the equidistribution of horocycle orbits. Ergodic Theory with a view towards Number Theory will appeal to mathematicians with some standard background in measure theory and functional analysis. No background in ergodic theory or Lie theory is assumed, and a number of exercises and hints to problems are included, making this the perfect companion for graduate students and researchers in ergodic theory, homogenous dynamics or number theory.
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Ergodic Theory, Hyperbolic Dynamics and Dimension Theory

Author: Luís Barreira

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642280900

Category: Mathematics

Page: 290

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Over the last two decades, the dimension theory of dynamical systems has progressively developed into an independent and extremely active field of research. The main aim of this volume is to offer a unified, self-contained introduction to the interplay of these three main areas of research: ergodic theory, hyperbolic dynamics, and dimension theory. It starts with the basic notions of the first two topics and ends with a sufficiently high-level introduction to the third. Furthermore, it includes an introduction to the thermodynamic formalism, which is an important tool in dimension theory. The volume is primarily intended for graduate students interested in dynamical systems, as well as researchers in other areas who wish to learn about ergodic theory, thermodynamic formalism, or dimension theory of hyperbolic dynamics at an intermediate level in a sufficiently detailed manner. In particular, it can be used as a basis for graduate courses on any of these three subjects. The text can also be used for self-study: it is self-contained, and with the exception of some well-known basic facts from other areas, all statements include detailed proofs.
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Ergodic Theory

Author: Karl E. Petersen,Karl Petersen

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521389976

Category: Mathematics

Page: 329

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The author presents the fundamentals of the ergodic theory of point transformations and several advanced topics of intense research. The study of dynamical systems forms a vast and rapidly developing field even when considering only activity whose methods derive mainly from measure theory and functional analysis. Each of the basic aspects of ergodic theory--examples, convergence theorems, recurrence properties, and entropy--receives a basic and a specialized treatment. The author's accessible style and the profusion of exercises, references, summaries, and historical remarks make this a useful book for graduate students or self study.
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Classical Descriptive Set Theory

Author: Alexander Kechris

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0387943749

Category: Mathematics

Page: 404

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Descriptive set theory has been one of the main areas of research in set theory for almost a century. This text presents a largely balanced approach to the subject, which combines many elements of the different traditions. It includes a wide variety of examples, more than 400 exercises, and applications, in order to illustrate the general concepts and results of the theory.
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An Introduction to Markov Processes

Author: Daniel W. Stroock

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642405231

Category: Mathematics

Page: 203

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This book provides a rigorous but elementary introduction to the theory of Markov Processes on a countable state space. It should be accessible to students with a solid undergraduate background in mathematics, including students from engineering, economics, physics, and biology. Topics covered are: Doeblin's theory, general ergodic properties, and continuous time processes. Applications are dispersed throughout the book. In addition, a whole chapter is devoted to reversible processes and the use of their associated Dirichlet forms to estimate the rate of convergence to equilibrium. These results are then applied to the analysis of the Metropolis (a.k.a simulated annealing) algorithm. The corrected and enlarged 2nd edition contains a new chapter in which the author develops computational methods for Markov chains on a finite state space. Most intriguing is the section with a new technique for computing stationary measures, which is applied to derivations of Wilson's algorithm and Kirchoff's formula for spanning trees in a connected graph.
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Infinite Ergodic Theory of Numbers

Author: Marc Kesseböhmer,Sara Munday,Bernd Otto Stratmann

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3110439425

Category: Mathematics

Page: 204

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By connecting dynamical systems and number theory, this graduate textbook on ergodic theory acts as an introduction to a highly active area of mathematics, where a variety of strands of research open up. The text explores various concepts in infinite ergodic theory, always using continued fractions and other number-theoretic dynamical systems as illustrative examples. Contents: Preface Mathematical symbols Number-theoretical dynamical systems Basic ergodic theory Renewal theory and α-sum-level sets Infinite ergodic theory Applications of infinite ergodic theory Bibliography Index
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