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Nuclear and Trace Ideals in Tensored *Categories
, 1998
"... We generalize the notion of nuclear maps from functional analysis by defining nuclear ideals in tensored categories. The motivation for this study came from attempts to generalize the structure of the category of relations to handle what might be called "probabilistic relations". The compact closed ..."
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We generalize the notion of nuclear maps from functional analysis by defining nuclear ideals in tensored categories. The motivation for this study came from attempts to generalize the structure of the category of relations to handle what might be called "probabilistic relations". The compact closed structure associated with the category of relations does not generalize directly, instead one obtains nuclear ideals. Most tensored categories have a large class of morphisms which behave as if they were part of a compact closed category, i.e. they allow one to transfer variables between the domain and the codomain. We introduce the notion of nuclear ideals to analyze these classes of morphisms. In compact closed tensored categories, all morphisms are nuclear, and in the tensored category of Hilbert spaces, the nuclear morphisms are the HilbertSchmidt maps. We also introduce two new examples of tensored categories, in which integration plays the role of composition. In the first, mor...
Distance Expanding Random
, 2011
"... In this manuscript we introduce measurable expanding random systems, develop the thermodynamical formalism and establish, in particular, exponential decay of correlations and analyticity of the expected pressure although the spectral gap property does not hold. This theory is then used to investigat ..."
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In this manuscript we introduce measurable expanding random systems, develop the thermodynamical formalism and establish, in particular, exponential decay of correlations and analyticity of the expected pressure although the spectral gap property does not hold. This theory is then used to investigate fractal properties of conformal random systems. We prove a Bowen’s formula and develop the multifractal formalism of the Gibbs states. Depending on the behavior of the Birkhoff sums of the pressure function we get a natural classifications of the systems into two classes: quasideterministic systems which share many properties of deterministic ones and essential random systems which are rather generic and never bilipschitz equivalent to deterministic systems. We show in the essential case that the Hausdorff measure vanishes which refutes a conjecture of Bogenschütz and Ochs. We finally give applications of our results to various specific conformal random systems and positively answer a question of Brück and Büger concerning the Hausdorff dimension of random Julia sets.