Monthly Archives: May 2012

Covering the natural numbers with generalized arithmetic progressions

In this short post I will present some curious facts I came across recently. Given a real number construct the set , where, as usual, denotes the floor function. Note that if is an integer, then is an (infinite) arithmetic … Continue reading

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Jacobs-de Leeuw-Glicksberg Decomposition

In my previous post I presented an ergodic theoretical proof of Roth’s Theorem, assuming the Jacobs-de Leeuw-Glicksberg Decomposition (and some other minor facts). In this post I present a proof of this Decomposition and moreover prove that the compact vectors … Continue reading

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