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MATE5411 Symbolic dynamics 5 ECTS
Organised by
Person in charge
Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Jarkko Kari
Planned organizing times
Period(s) I II III IV
2016–2017 X

Learning outcomes

To learn the main concepts of symbolic dynamics and shift spaces, and to understand connections to automata theory and combinatorics on words. To be able to use topology as a tool in the context of symbolic dynamics.


The course introduces fundamental concepts of symbolic dynamics such as shift spaces, subshifts of finite type, sofic shifts and their graph presentations, sliding block codes, conjugacy and entropy. The course also teaches basic facts of the compact Cantor topology on shift spaces.

Teaching language



Numeric 0-5.

Belongs to following study modules

Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
DP in Mathematics and Statistics
DP in Mathematics
DP in Statistics
MDP in Information Security and Cryptography
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