The Entropy of Co-Compact Open Covers

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Dr. Guo Wei, Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Pembroke (UNCP )
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Abstract: Co-compact entropy is introduced as an invariant of topological conjugation for perfect mappings defined on any Hausdorff space(compactness and metrizability not necessarily required). This is achieved through the consideration of co-compact covers of the space. The advantages of co-compact entropy include: 1) it does not require the space to be compact, and thus generalizes Adler, Konheim and McAndrew's topological entropy of continuous mappings on compact dynamical systems, and 2) it is an invariant of topological conjugation, compared to Bowen's entropy that is metric-dependent. Other properties of co-compact entropy are investigated, e.g., the co-compact entropy of a subsystem does not exceed that of the whole system. For the linear system (R, f) defined by f(x) = 2x, the co-compact entropy is zero, while Bowen's entropy for this system is at least log 2. More general, it is found that co-compact entropy is a lower bound of Bowen's entropies, and the proof of this result generates the Lebesgue Covering Theorem to co-compact open covers of non-compact metric spaces, too.

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Entropy Vol. 15, No. 7
Language: English
Date: 2012
Topological dynamical system; Perfect mapping; Co-compact open cover; Topological entropy; Topological conjugation; Lebesgue number

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