Contemporary Mathematics 1992; 452 pp; softcover Volume: 135 ISBN10: 0821851462 ISBN13: 9780821851463 List Price: US$71 Member Price: US$56.80 Order Code: CONM/135
 This volume contains the proceedings of the conference, Symbolic Dynamics and its Applications, held at Yale University in the summer of 1991 in honor of Roy L. Adler on his sixtieth birthday. The conference focused on symbolic dynamics and its applications to other fields, including ergodic theory, smooth dynamical systems, information theory, automata theory, and statistical mechanics. One hundred thirtynine participants attended from thirteen countries, representing mathematics, applied mathematics, electrical engineering, and physics departments in universities and in industry. Featuring a range of contributions from some of the leaders in the field, this volume presents an excellent overview of the subject. Readership Ergodic theorists, topological dynamicists, and workers on data storage and transmission. Table of Contents  R. L. Adler  The torus and the disk
 B. Weiss  On the work of Roy Adler in ergodic theory and dynamical systems
 B. Marcus  The impact of Roy Adler's work on symbolic dynamics and applications to data storage
 J. Ashley  LR conjugacies of shifts of finite type are uniquely so
 C. Bernhardt and E. M. Coven  A polynomial time algorithm for deciding the forcing relation on cyclic permutations
 F. Blanchard  Fully positive topological entropy and topological mixing
 M. Boyle  The stochastic shift equivalence conjecture is false
 A. Broglio and P. Liardet  Predictions with automata
 D. Fiebig  Common closing extensions and finitary regular isomorphism for synchronized systems
 D. Fiebig and U.R. Fiebig  Covers for coded systems
 L. Flatto  \(Z\)numbers and \(\beta\)transformations
 M. V. Jakobson  Quasisymmetric conjugacies for some onedimensional maps inducing expansion
 J.M. Gambaudo and C. Tresser  A monotonicity property in onedimensional dynamics
 D. Handelman  Finiteness of conjugacy classes of restricted block upper triangular matrices
 D. Handelman  Polynomials with a positive power being positive
 D. Handelman  Spectral radii of primitive integral companion matrices and log concave polynomials
 R. Kenyon  Selfreplicating tilings
 B. Kitchens and K. Schmidt  Markov subgroups of \(({\mathbb Z}/2{\mathbb Z})^{{\mathbb Z}2}\)
 F. Ledrappier  On the dimension of some graphs
 D. Perrin and M.P. Schützenberger  Synchronizing prefix codes and automata and the road coloring problem
 S. Mozes  A zero entropy mixing of all orders tiling system
 W. Parry  A cocycle equation for shifts
 W. Parry  In general a degree \(2\) map is an automorphism
 C. Radin  \({\mathbf Z}^n\) versus \({\mathbf Z}\) for systems of finite type
 F. Rhodes  Principal vectors of commuting block maps
 I. A. Salama  On the recurrence of countable topological Markov chains
 B. Solomyak  Substitutions, adic transformations and betaexpansions
 M. Smorodinsky  Finitary isomorphism of \(m\)dependent processes
 P. Trow  Constanttoone factor maps and dimension groups
 S. Tuncel  Faces of Markov chains and matrices of polynomials
 J. B. Wagoner  Classification of subshifts of finite type revisited
 R. F. Williams  Strong shift equivalence of matrices in \(GL(2,{\mathbf Z})\)
