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An arithmetic van der Corput trick and the polynomial van der Waerden theorem

The van der Corput difference theorem (or trick) was develop (unsurprisingly) by van der Corput, and deals with uniform distribution of sequences in the torus. Theorem 1 (van der Corput trick) Let be a sequence in a torus . If … Continue reading

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Piecewise syndetic sets, topological dynamics and ultrafilters

In this post I explore the notion of piecewise syndeticity and its relation to topological dynamical systems and the Stone-Čech compactification. I restrict attention to the additive semigroup but most results presented are true in much bigger generality (and I … Continue reading

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Convergence and Recurrence of Z actions

Ergodic Ramsey Theory started with Furstenberg’s proof of Szemeredi’s theorem in arithmetic progressions in 1977. Through a correspondence principle, Furstenberg realized that Szemeredi’s theorem follows from a dynamical statement: for every invertible, ergodic measure preserving transformation of a probability space … Continue reading

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On {x+y,xy} patterns in large sets of countable fields

Vitaly Bergelson and I have recently uploaded to the arXiv our joint paper `On patterns in large sets of countable fields‘. We prove a result concerning certain monochromatic structures in countable fields and a corresponding density version. Schur’s Theorem, proved … Continue reading

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Sets of nice recurrence

— 1. Introduction — Let be a probability space and be a (measurable) map such that the set has the same measure as the set for all (measurable) sets . We call the triple a measure preserving system. All sets … Continue reading

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Convergence along ultrafilters – part II

This is the second of a series of two post whose aim is to prove the following recurrence theorem. Recall that a measure preserving system (shortened to m.p.s.) is a quadruple , where is a probability space and preserves the … Continue reading

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Convergence along ultrafilters

— 1. Introduction — On my previous post about recurrent theorems I stated Khintchine’s theorem and Sarkozy’s theorem. There I classified Khintchine’s theorem as a theorem about large intersections and Sarkozy’s theorem as a theorem about large recurrent times. This … Continue reading

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