Dynamical Systems of Algebraic Origin by Klaus SchmidtDynamical Systems of Algebraic Origin by Klaus Schmidt

Dynamical Systems of Algebraic Origin

byKlaus Schmidt

Paperback | January 5, 2012

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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 a 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.
Klaus Schmidt is a Professor of Mathematics at the University of Vienna, Austria.
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Title:Dynamical Systems of Algebraic OriginFormat:PaperbackDimensions:310 pagesPublished:January 5, 2012Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3034802765

ISBN - 13:9783034802765

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Table of Contents

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