Expository Lectures
from the CBMS Regional Conference
held at the University of Washington, Seattle
July 1989
Research supported by National Science Foundation Grants DMS-8814159 and
DMS-8820716, as well as additional grants from the IBM Watson Research Center,
the IBM Almaden Research Center, and the University of Washington.
1980 Mathematics Subject Classification (1985 Revision). Primary 28D05, 28D15,
28D20, 54C70.
Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data
Schmidt, Klaus, 1943-
Algebraic ideas in ergodic theory/Klaus Schmidt.
p. cm.—(Regional Conference series in mathematics, ISSN 0160-7642; v. 76)
"A series of ten lectures at the Conference Board of the Mathematical Sciences
Regional Conference, Seattle, Washington, July 1989."
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 0-8218-0727-7
1. Ergodic theory—Congresses. 2. Operator algebras—Congresses.
3. Markov processes—Congresses. I. Conference Board of the Mathematical
Sciences. II. Title.
QA611.7.S36 1990 90-877
515.42—dc20 CIP
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