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 An arithmetic van der Corput trick and the polynomial van der Waerden theorem
 Piecewise syndetic sets, topological dynamics and ultrafilters
 Measure preserving actions of affine semigroups and {x+y,xy} patterns
 Szemerédi Theorem Part VI – Dichotomy between weak mixing and compact extension
 Gaussian systems
Tag Archives: recurrence
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
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 StoneČech compactification. I restrict attention to the additive semigroup but most results presented are true in much bigger generality (and I … Continue reading
Posted in Classic results, Combinatorics, Tool, Topological Dynamics
Tagged piecewise syndetic, recurrence, Ultrafilters
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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
Posted in Ergodic Theory, State of the art
Tagged Austin, Bergelson, convergence, Conze, ergodic theorem, Furstenberg, Host, Katznelson, Kra, Leibman, Lesigne, Poincare, recurrence, Tao, Walsh
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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
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
Posted in Combinatorics, Ergodic Theory
Tagged Banach density, Correspondence principle, Furstenberg, nice recurrence, recurrence
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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
Posted in Combinatorics, Ergodic Theory, Ramsey Theory
Tagged plim, ramsey theory, recurrence, Ultrafilters, van der Corput
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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
Posted in Ergodic Theory, Ramsey Theory, Tool
Tagged plim, ramsey theory, recurrence, Ultrafilters, van der Corput
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