MTH 831 (Fall 2013): Ergodic Theory
Instructor: Hanfeng Li
Office: 104 Mathematics Building. Phone:
645-8762
Office Hours: W 2-3pm
Lectures: TR 2:00-3:20pm
Room: 118 Baldy
- Course Description
- This is the first part of a one-year course on ergodic theory.
We shall discuss the basics of integer group actions in both
topological setting and measure-theoretic setting: ergodicity,
weak mixing, mixing, recurrence, minimality, measure entropy,
topological entropy, and variational principle. The second part
in Spring 2014 will discuss the entropy theory of amenable group
actions and more generally sofic group actions.
Recommended Reading
An Introduction to Ergodic Theory
by Walters,
Ergodic Theory with a view towards Number Theory
by Einsiedler and Ward.
Prerequisite
Basics of
measure theory: MTH631 is enough.
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