Ergodic Theory

Anthony Quas (University of Victoria)

Jan 1, 2024 — Apr 30, 2024

About the course

Ergodic theory is the study of measure-preserving transformations. These occur naturally in an array of areas of mathematics (e.g. probability, number theory, geometry, information theory). The course will introduce measure-preserving transformations, give a range of basic examples, prove a number of general theorems (including the Poincare recurrence theorem, the Birkhoff ergodic theorem and sub-additive ergodic theorem). Entropy, one of the principal invariants of ergodic theory will be introduced. From there, the course will focus on applications to other areas.


This course is available for registration under the Western Dean's Agreement. To register, you must obtain the approval of the course instructor and you must complete the Western Dean's agreement form , using the details below. The completed form should be signed by your home institution department and school of graduate studies, then returned to the host institution of the course.

Enrollment Details

Course Name
Ergodic Theory
Jan 1, 2024 — Apr 30, 2024
Course Number
MATH 535
Section Number
Section Code


For help with completing the Western Dean’s agreement form, please contact the graduate student program coordinator at your institution. For more information about the agreement, please see the Western Dean's Agreement website

Other Course Details

Lecture Times

Lectures will take place every Monday and Thursday from from 8:30-9:50 (Pacific time).

Remote Access

Lectures will be shared via zoom. Students will need to have installed the zoom app on their desktop/laptop.