Contemporary Mathematics 2004; 169 pp; softcover Volume: 356 ISBN10: 0821833138 ISBN13: 9780821833131 List Price: US$69 Member Price: US$55.20 Order Code: CONM/356
 Two ergodic theory workshops were held at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The events gave new researchers an introduction to active research areas and promoted interaction between young and established mathematicians. Included are research and survey articles devoted to various topics in ergodic theory. The book is suitable for graduate students and researchers interested in these and related areas. Readership Graduate students and research mathematicians interested in ergodic theory. Table of Contents  E. Akin  Why is the \(3x+1\) problem hard?
 E. Akin  Lectures on Cantor and Mycielski sets for dynamical systems
 I. Assani  Duality and the onesided ergodic Hilbert transform
 J. Auslander and K. Berg  Rigidity conditions in topological dynamics related to a theorem of George Sell
 G. Cohen, R. L. Jones, and M. Lin  On strong laws of large numbers with rates
 C. Demeter and R. L. Jones  Besicovitch weights and the necessity of duality restrictions in the weighted ergodic theorem
 R. L. Jones  Strong sweeping out for lacunary sequences
 I. Kornfeld  Some old and new Rokhlin towers
