Ergodic properties of the Anzai skew-product for the noncommutative torus

Simone Del Vecchio, Francesco Fidaleo, Luca Giorgetti, Stefano Rossi
October 25, 2019
We provide a systematic study of a noncommutative extension of the classical Anzai skew-product for the cartesian product of two copies of the unit circle to the noncommutative 2-tori. In particular, some relevant ergodic properties are proved for these quantum dynamical systems, extending the corresponding ones enjoyed by the classical Anzai skew-product. As an application, for a uniquely ergodic Anzai skew-product \Phi on the noncommutative 2-torus \AA_\a, \a\in\TT, we investigate the pointwise limit, \lim_{n\to+\infty}\frac1{n}\sum_{k=0}^{n-1}\l^{-k}\Phi^k(x), for x\in\AA_\a and \lambda a point in the unit circle, and show that there exist examples for which the limit does not exist even in the weak topology.
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@article{DelVecchio:2019mks, author = "Del Vecchio, Simone and Fidaleo, Francesco and Giorgetti, Luca and Rossi, Stefano", title = "{Ergodic properties of the Anzai skew-product for the noncommutative torus}", year = "2019", eprint = "1910.11839", archivePrefix = "arXiv", primaryClass = "math.OA", SLACcitation = "%%CITATION = ARXIV:1910.11839;%%" }

Keywords: 
operator algebras, infinite dimensional dynamics, classical ergodic theory