Pesin’s Entropy Formula for Endomorphisms

  • Min QUIAN
  • Jian-Sheng XIE
  • Shu ZHU
Part of the Lecture Notes in Mathematics book series (LNM, volume 1978)


As we have seen in Chapters III and IV, Pesin’s entropy formula plays an important role in the smooth ergodic theory of dynamical systems. There are extensive results concerning Pesin’s entropy formula in both deterministic dynamical systems and random dynamical systems of diffeomorphisms. In [63], Pesin showed that if an invariant measure of a C 2 diffeomorphism of a compact manifold is absolutely continuous with respect to the Lebesgue measure of the manifold, then it satisfies Pesin’s entropy formula. (See [55] for a simplified proof given by Mañé.) The above results were successfully generalized to random dynamical systems of diffeomorphisms [44, 36, 51].

The analogous result for non-invertible transformations was first considered for expanding maps [27, 57], as we have seen in Chapter III, and then obtained for generic C 1+α maps [90]. Afterwards, Liu [46] provided a simpler proof using stable foliations.

In this chapter, we extend Pesin’s result to non-invertible C 2 endomorphisms along the line of [46].


Canonical System Conditional Measure Random Dynamical System Measurable Partition Stable Foliation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Min QUIAN
    • 1
  • Jian-Sheng XIE
    • 2
  • Shu ZHU
    • 3
  1. 1.School of Mathematical SciencesPeking UniversityBeijingP. R. China
  2. 2.School of Mathematical SciencesFudan UniversityShanghaiP. R. China
  3. 3.MississaugaCanada

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