Topological Dimension and Dynamical Systems (Universitext) by Michel Coornaert

By Michel Coornaert

Translated from the preferred French variation, the aim of the ebook is to supply a self-contained creation to intend topological measurement, an invariant of dynamical structures brought in 1999 by means of Misha Gromov. The ebook examines how this invariant used to be effectively utilized by Elon Lindenstrauss and Benjamin Weiss to reply to a long-standing open query approximately embeddings of minimum dynamical platforms into shifts.

A huge variety of revisions and additions were made to the unique textual content. bankruptcy five comprises a completely new part dedicated to the Sorgenfrey line. chapters have additionally been further: bankruptcy nine on amenable teams and bankruptcy 10 on suggest topological measurement for non-stop activities of countable amenable teams. those new chapters include fabric that experience by no means earlier than seemed in textbook shape. The bankruptcy on amenable teams is predicated on Følner’s characterization of amenability and should be learn independently from the remainder of the book.

Although the contents of this e-book lead on to a number of lively parts of present learn in arithmetic and mathematical physics, the must haves wanted for studying it stay modest; basically a few familiarities with undergraduate point-set topology and, in an effort to entry the ultimate chapters, a few acquaintance with easy notions in workforce conception. Topological measurement and Dynamical Systems is meant for graduate scholars, in addition to researchers drawn to topology and dynamical platforms. a number of the issues taken care of within the ebook at once result in learn parts that stay to be explored.

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