Edited by Sergey Bezuglyi
Edited by Sergiy Kolyada
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print Publication Year:2003
Online Publication Date:August 2009
This collection of survey papers by leading researchers in ergodic theory and low-dimensional and topological dynamics comprises nine chapters on a range of important topics. These include: the role and usefulness of ultrafilters in ergodic theory, topological dynamics and Ramsey theory; topological aspects of kneading theory together with an analogous 2-dimensional theory called pruning; the dynamics of Markov odometers, Bratteli-Vershik diagrams and orbit equivalence of non-singular automorphisms; geometric proofs of Mather's connecting and accelerating theorems; recent results in one dimensional smooth dynamics; periodic points of nonexpansive maps; arithmetic dynamics; the defect of factor maps; entropy theory for actions of countable amenable groups.