We introduce the algebraic entropy for endomorphisms of arbitrary abelian groups, appropriately modifying existing notions of entropy. The basic properties of the algebraic entropy are given, as well as various examples. The main result of this paper is the Addition Theorem showing that the algebraic entropy is additive in appropriate sense with respect to invariant subgroups. We give several applications of the Addition Theorem, among them the Uniqueness Theorem for the algebraic entropy in the category of all abelian groups and their endomorphisms. Furthermore, we point out the delicate connection of the algebraic entropy with the Mahler measure and Lehmer Problem in Number Theory.

Entropy on abelian groups

DIKRANJAN, Dikran;GIORDANO BRUNO, Anna
2016

Abstract

We introduce the algebraic entropy for endomorphisms of arbitrary abelian groups, appropriately modifying existing notions of entropy. The basic properties of the algebraic entropy are given, as well as various examples. The main result of this paper is the Addition Theorem showing that the algebraic entropy is additive in appropriate sense with respect to invariant subgroups. We give several applications of the Addition Theorem, among them the Uniqueness Theorem for the algebraic entropy in the category of all abelian groups and their endomorphisms. Furthermore, we point out the delicate connection of the algebraic entropy with the Mahler measure and Lehmer Problem in Number Theory.
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