Almost-Topological Conjugacy

  • Bruce P. Kitchens
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In this chapter we investigate two equivalence relations between subshifts of finite type. The first is finite equivalence and the second is almost-topological conjugacy. These equivalence relations are weaker than topological conjugacy which we discussed in Chapter 2. They are meant to capture the “typical” behavior of points in a subshift of finite type.


Transition Matrix Irreducible Component Finite Type Topological Entropy Transitive Point 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bruce P. Kitchens
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  1. 1.Mathematical Sciences DepartmentIBM T.J. Watson Research CenterYorktown HeightsUSA

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