Author | Schmidt, Klaus. author |
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Title | Dynamical Systems of Algebraic Origin [electronic resource] / by Klaus Schmidt |

Imprint | Basel : Springer Basel, 1995 |

Connect to | http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-0348-0277-2 |

Descript | XVIII, 310 p. 1 illus. online resource |

SUMMARY

Although much of classical ergodic theory is concerned with single transformations and one-parameter flows, the subject inherits from statistical mechanics not only its name, but also an obligation to analyze spatially extended systems with multidimensional symmetry groups. However, the wealth of concrete and natural examples which has contributed so much to the appeal and development of classical dynamics, is noticeably absent in this more general theory. The purpose of this book is to help remedy this scarcity of explicit examples by introducing aย class of continuous Zd-actions diverse enough to exhibit many of the new phenomena encountered in the transition from Z to Zd, but which nevertheless lends itself to systematic study: the Zd-actions by automorphisms of compact, abelian groups. One aspect of these actions, not surprising in itself but quite striking in its extent and depth nonetheless, is the connection with commutative algebra and arithmetical algebraic geometry. The algebraic framework resulting from this connection allows the construction of examples with a variety of specified dynamical properties, and by combining algebraic and dynamical tools one obtains a quite detailed understanding of this class of Zd-actions. ----------------------- It is a marvelous display of the richness and depth of the interplay between dynamical systems on one hand and commutative algebra and number theory on the other. (...) This book is a very valuable addition to the literature on dynamical systems and ergodic theory. (Mathematical Reviews) ย ย This beautifully written monograph (...) is a very important addition to the literature, giving the first systematic account of the ergodic theory of algebraic Zd-actions. It will be of immense value to any researchers and graduate students interested in such multi-dimensional actions. (Zentralblatt MATH)

CONTENT

I Group actions by automorphisms of compact groups -- II -actions on compact abelian groups -- III Expansive automorphisms of compact groups -- IV Periodic points -- V Entropy -- VI Positive entropy -- VII Zero entropy -- VIII Mixing -- IX Rigidity

Mathematics
Algebraic geometry
Group theory
Topological groups
Lie groups
Functions of real variables
Probabilities
Statistical physics
Dynamical systems
Mathematics
Topological Groups Lie Groups
Algebraic Geometry
Probability Theory and Stochastic Processes
Group Theory and Generalizations
Real Functions
Statistical Physics Dynamical Systems and Complexity