Ergodic Theory of Equivariant Diffeomorphisms (Memoirs of the American Mathematical Society Series #803): Markov Partitions and Stable Ergodicity

Ergodic Theory of Equivariant Diffeomorphisms (Memoirs of the American Mathematical Society Series #803): Markov Partitions and Stable Ergodicity

by Michael Field, Matthew Nicol
     
 

ISBN-10: 0821835998

ISBN-13: 9780821835999

Pub. Date: 03/19/2004

Publisher: American Mathematical Society

We obtain stability and structural results for equivariant diffeomorphisms which are hyperbolic transverse to a compact (connected or finite) Lie group action and construct '$\Gamma$-regular' Markov partitions which give symbolic dynamics on the orbit space. We apply these results to the situation where $\Gamma$ is a compact connected Lie group acting smoothly on

Overview

We obtain stability and structural results for equivariant diffeomorphisms which are hyperbolic transverse to a compact (connected or finite) Lie group action and construct '$\Gamma$-regular' Markov partitions which give symbolic dynamics on the orbit space. We apply these results to the situation where $\Gamma$ is a compact connected Lie group acting smoothly on $M$ and $F$ is a smooth (at least $C^2$) $\Gamma$-equivariant diffeomorphism of $M$ such that the restriction of $F$ to the $\Gamma$- and $F$-invariant set $\Lambda\subset M$ is partially hyperbolic with center foliation given by $\Gamma$-orbits. On the assumption that the $\Gamma$-orbits all have dimension equal to that of $\Gamma$, we show that there is a naturally defined $F$- and $\Gamma$-invariant measure $\nu$ of maximal entropy on $\Lambda$ (it is not assumed that the action of $\Gamma$ is free). In this setting we prove a version of the Livsic regularity theorem and extend results of Brin on the structure of the ergodic components of compact group extensions of Anosov diffeomorphisms. We show as our main result that generically $(F,\Lambda,\nu)$ is stably ergodic (openness in the $C^2$-topology). In the case when $\Lambda$ is an attractor, we show that $\Lambda$ is generically a stably SRB attractor within the class of $\Gamma$-equivariant diffeomorphisms of $M$.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780821835999
Publisher:
American Mathematical Society
Publication date:
03/19/2004
Series:
Memoirs of the American Mathematical Soc, #803
Edition description:
4 of 4 Numbers, May 2004 Edition
Pages:
100
Product dimensions:
6.98(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.24(d)

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