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Author Gorodnik, Alexander
Title The Ergodic Theory of Lattice Subgroups (AM-172)
Imprint Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2009
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Series Annals of Mathematics Studies ; v.172
Annals of Mathematics Studies
Note Cover -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- Preface -- 0.1 Main objectives -- 0.2 Ergodic theory and amenable groups -- 0.3 Ergodic theory and nonamenable groups -- Chapter 1. Main results: Semisimple Lie groups case -- 1.1 Admissible sets -- 1.2 Ergodic theorems on semisimple Lie groups -- 1.3 The lattice point-counting problem in admissible domains -- 1.4 Ergodic theorems for lattice subgroups -- 1.5 Scope of the method -- Chapter 2. Examples and applications -- 2.1 Hyperbolic lattice points problem -- 2.2 Counting integral unimodular matrices -- 2.3 Integral equivalence of general forms -- 2.4 Lattice points in S-algebraic groups -- 2.5 Examples of ergodic theorems for lattice actions -- Chapter 3. Definitions, preliminaries, and basic tools -- 3.1 Maximal and exponential-maximal inequalities -- 3.2 S-algebraic groups and upper local dimension -- 3.3 Admissible and coarsely admissible sets -- 3.4 Absolute continuity and examples of admissible averages -- 3.5 Balanced and well-balanced families on product groups -- 3.6 Roughly radial and quasi-uniform sets -- 3.7 Spectral gap and strong spectral gap -- 3.8 Finite-dimensional subrepresentations -- Chapter 4. Main results and an overview of the proofs -- 4.1 Statement of ergodic theorems for S-algebraic groups -- 4.2 Ergodic theorems in the absence of a spectral gap: overview -- 4.3 Ergodic theorems in the presence of a spectral gap: overview -- 4.4 Statement of ergodic theorems for lattice subgroups -- 4.5 Ergodic theorems for lattice subgroups: overview -- 4.6 Volume regularity and volume asymptotics: overview -- Chapter 5. Proof of ergodic theorems for S-algebraic groups -- 5.1 Iwasawa groups and spectral estimates -- 5.2 Ergodic theorems in the presence of a spectral gap -- 5.3 Ergodic theorems in the absence of a spectral gap, I -- 5.4 Ergodic theorems in the absence of a spectral gap, II
5.5 Ergodic theorems in the absence of a spectral gap, III -- 5.6 The invariance principle and stability of admissible averages -- Chapter 6. Proof of ergodic theorems for lattice subgroups -- 6.1 Induced action -- 6.2 Reduction theorems -- 6.3 Strong maximal inequality -- 6.4 Mean ergodic theorem -- 6.5 Pointwise ergodic theorem -- 6.6 Exponential mean ergodic theorem -- 6.7 Exponential strong maximal inequality -- 6.8 Completion of the proofs -- 6.9 Equidistribution in isometric actions -- Chapter 7. Volume estimates and volume regularity -- 7.1 Admissibility of standard averages -- 7.2 Convolution arguments -- 7.3 Admissible, well-balanced, and boundary-regular families -- 7.4 Admissible sets on principal homogeneous spaces -- 7.5 Tauberian arguments and Hölder continuity -- Chapter 8. Comments and complements -- 8.1 Lattice point-counting with explicit error term -- 8.2 Exponentially fast convergence versus equidistribution -- 8.3 Remark about balanced sets -- Bibliography -- Index
The results established in this book constitute a new departure in ergodic theory and a significant expansion of its scope. Traditional ergodic theorems focused on amenable groups, and relied on the existence of an asymptotically invariant sequence in the group, the resulting maximal inequalities based on covering arguments, and the transference principle. Here, Alexander Gorodnik and Amos Nevo develop a systematic general approach to the proof of ergodic theorems for a large class of non-amenable locally compact groups and their lattice subgroups. Simple general conditions on the spectral theory of the group and the regularity of the averaging sets are formulated, which suffice to guarantee convergence to the ergodic mean. In particular, this approach gives a complete solution to the problem of establishing mean and pointwise ergodic theorems for the natural averages on semisimple algebraic groups and on their discrete lattice subgroups. Furthermore, an explicit quantitative rate of convergence to the ergodic mean is established in many cases. The topic of this volume lies at the intersection of several mathematical fields of fundamental importance. These include ergodic theory and dynamics of non-amenable groups, harmonic analysis on semisimple algebraic groups and their homogeneous spaces, quantitative non-Euclidean lattice point counting problems and their application to number theory, as well as equidistribution and non-commutative Diophantine approximation. Many examples and applications are provided in the text, demonstrating the usefulness of the results established
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Gorodnik, Alexander The Ergodic Theory of Lattice Subgroups (AM-172) Princeton : Princeton University Press,c2009 9780691141855
Subject Ergodic theory.;Lie groups.;Lattice theory.;Harmonic analysis.;Dynamics
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