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Dual entropy in discrete groups with amenable actions

  • NATHANIAL P. BROWN (a1) and EMMANUEL GERMAIN (a2)

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Let G be a discrete group which admits an amenable action on a compact space and \gamma \in \textrm{Aut}(G) be an automorphism. We define a notion of entropy for \gamma and denote the invariant by ha(\gamma). This notion is dual to classical topological entropy in the sense that if G is abelian then ha(\gamma) = h_{\rm Top}(\hat{\gamma}) where h_{\rm Top}(\hat{\gamma}) denotes the topological entropy of the induced automorphism \hat{\gamma} of the (compact, abelian) dual group \hat{G}.

ha(\cdot) enjoys a number of basic properties which are useful for calculations. For example, it decreases in invariant subgroups and certain quotients. These basic properties are used to compute the dual entropy of an arbitrary automorphism of a crystallographic group.

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Dual entropy in discrete groups with amenable actions

  • NATHANIAL P. BROWN (a1) and EMMANUEL GERMAIN (a2)

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