Descriptive properties of measure preserving actions and the associated unitary representations

by Wei, Tzer-jen

Abstract (Summary)
This thesis consists of two independent parts. In the first part, we study the descriptive complexity of full groups [E]. The main result is i) If E is not smooth, then [E] is Sigma^0_3 complete; ii) If E is smooth, then [E] is closed. In the second part, we study descriptive properties of the Koopman unitary repreesentation associated with the measure preserving action. We characterize the smoothness and compressibility of the equivalence induced by the unitary representaion. We also study many connections between the equivalence relation on L^2(X) and the equivalence relation on X.
Bibliographical Information:

Advisor:A.S. Kechris; David Wales; Nikolai G. Makarov

School:California Institute of Technology

School Location:USA - California

Source Type:Master's Thesis



Date of Publication:05/12/2005

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