Isomorphic extensions and applications

Tomasz Downarowicz, Eli Glasner


If $\pi\colon (X,T)\to(Z,S)$ is a topological factor map between uniquely ergodic topological dynamical systems, then $(X,T)$ is called an isomorphic extension of $(Z,S)$ if $\pi$ is also a measure-theoretic isomorphism. We consider the case when the systems are minimal and we pay special attention to equicontinuous $(Z,S)$. We first establish a characterization of this type of isomorphic extensions in terms of mean equicontinuity, and then show that an isomorphic extension need not be almost one-to-one, answering questions of Li, Tu and Ye.


Minimality; unique ergodicity; isomorphic extension; almost one-to-one extension; mean equicontinuity; skew product

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