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Dynamical properties of profinite actions

Abért, Miklós and Elek, Gábor (2012) Dynamical properties of profinite actions. ERGODIC THEORY AND DYNAMICAL SYSTEMS, 32 (6). pp. 1805-1835. ISSN 0143-3857

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Abstract

We study profinite actions of residually finite groups in terms of weak containment. We show that two strongly ergodic profinite actions of a group are weakly equivalent if and only if they are isomorphic. This allows us to construct continuum many pairwise weakly inequivalent free actions of a large class of groups, including free groups and linear groups with property (T). We also prove that for chains of subgroups of finite index, Lubotzky's property (τ) is inherited when taking the intersection with a fixed subgroup of finite index. That this is not true for families of subgroups in general leads to the question of Lubotzky and Zuk: for families of subgroups, is property (τ) inherited by the lattice of subgroups generated by the family? On the other hand, we show that for families of normal subgroups of finite index, the above intersection property does hold. In fact, one can give explicit estimates on how the spectral gap changes when passing to the intersection. Our results also have an interesting graph theoretical consequence that does not use the language of groups. Namely, we show that an expanding covering tower of finite regular graphs is either bipartite or stays bounded away from being bipartite in the normalized edge distance. © Cambridge University Press 2011.

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Additional Information: Admin megjegyzés-24734011 #JournalID1# Name: Ergodic Theory and Dynamical Systems ISSN: 1469-4417 #JournalID2# Cited By :12 Export Date: 25 September 2019 Correspondence Address: Abért, M.; Alfred Renyi Institute, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, 13-15 Realtanoda u., 1053 Budapest, Hungary Cited By :12 Export Date: 8 February 2020 Correspondence Address: Abért, M.; Alfred Renyi Institute, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, 13-15 Realtanoda u., 1053 Budapest, Hungary Part number: 6
Uncontrolled Keywords: GRAPHS;
Subjects: Q Science / természettudomány > QA Mathematics / matematika
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Depositing User: MTMT SWORD
Date Deposited: 26 Feb 2021 09:48
Last Modified: 26 Feb 2021 09:48
URI: http://real.mtak.hu/id/eprint/121708

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