Single Orbit Dynamics
About this Title
Benjamin Weiss, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel
Publication: CBMS Regional Conference Series in Mathematics
Publication Year 2000: Volume 95
ISBNs: 978-0-8218-0414-8 (print); 978-1-4704-2455-8 (online)
MathSciNet review: MR1727510
MSC: Primary 37-02; Secondary 28D05, 37A25, 37A50, 37B99, 60G10
This book presents the expanded notes from ten lectures given by the author at the NSF/CBMS conference held at California State University (Bakersfield). The author describes what he calls single orbit dynamics, which is an approach to the analysis of dynamical systems via the study of single orbits, rather than the study of a system as a whole. He presents single orbit interpretations of several areas of topological dynamics and ergodic theory and some new applications of dynamics to graph theory.
In the concluding lectures, single orbit approaches to generalizations of the Shannon-Breiman-McMillan theorem and related problems of compression and universal coding are presented. Complete proofs and illuminating discussions are included and references for further study are given. Some of the material appears here for the first time in print.
Graduate students and research mathematicians interested in dynamical systems.
Table of Contents
- Chapter 1. What is single orbit dynamics
- Chapter 2. Topological dynamics
- Chapter 3. Invariant measures, ergodicity and unique ergodicity
- Chapter 4. Ergodic and uniquely ergodic orbits
- Chapter 5. Translation invariant graphs and recurrence
- Chapter 6. Patterns in large sets
- Chapter 7. Entropy and disjointness
- Chapter 8. What is randomness?
- Chapter 9. Recurrence rates and entropy
- Chapter 10. Universal schemes