Israel Journal of Mathematics

, Volume 183, Issue 1, pp 233–283 | Cite as

Measure-theoretical sensitivity and equicontinuity

  • Wen HuangEmail author
  • Ping Lu
  • Xiangdong Ye


For an invariant measure µ in a topological dynamics, notions of µ-sensitivity, µ-complexity and µ-equicontinuity are introduced and investigated. It turns out that µ-sensitivity defined here is equivalent to pairwise sensitivity defined by Cadre and Jacob. For an ergodic µ, µ-equicontinuity, no µ-complexity pair and non-µ-sensitivity are equivalent, which implies minimality and equicontinuity when restricted to the support. Moreover, the notion of µ-sensitive set is introduced, it is shown that a transitive system with an ergodic measure of full support has zero topological entropy if there is no uncountable µ-sensitive set, and a non-minimal transitive system with dense minimal points has infinite sequence entropy for some sequence.

For a minimal system (X, T) it is shown that (x 1, x 2) is regionally proximal if and only if, for any neighborhood U of x 2, {n∈ℤ+:T n x 1U} is a Poincaré sequence. This implies that if (x i , x i+1) is regionally proximal for i = 1, …, n − 1, then (x 1, …, x n ) is n-regionally proximal. The structure of a minimal system is determined via the cardinalities of sensitive sets for µ.


Invariant Measure Open Neighborhood Open Cover Topological Entropy Minimal System 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of MathematicsUniversity of Science and Technology of China HefeiAnhuiP.R. China

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