Minimal sets on tori Academic Article uri icon


  • Let Σ be a commutative semigroup of continuous endomorphisms of the r-dimensional torus. Generalizing a result of Furstenberg dealing with the circle group, necessary and sufficient conditions are given here for Σ to possess the following property: Any Σ-minimal set consists of torsion elements. Semigroups not having this property are shown to admit minimal sets of positive Hausdorff dimension.

publication date

  • January 1, 1984