Entropy of probability kernels from the backward tail boundary

Tim Austin

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A number of recent works have sought to generalize the Kolmogorov{Sinai entropy of probability-preserving transformations to the setting of Markov operators acting on the integrable functions on a probability space (X; μ). These works have culminated in a proof by Downarowicz and Frej that various competing definitions all coincide, and that the resulting quantity is uniquely characterized by certain abstract properties. On the other hand, Makarov has shown that this 'operator entropy' is always dominated by the Kolmogorov{Sinai entropy of a certain classical system that may be constructed from a Markov operator, and that these numbers coincide under certain extra assumptions. This note proves that equality in all cases.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)249-257
Number of pages9
JournalStudia Mathematica
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2015


  • Operator entropy
  • Probability kernel
  • Tail boundary

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Mathematics


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