Israel Journal of Mathematics

, Volume 78, Issue 1, pp 131–142 | Cite as

Simple systems and their higher order self-joinings

  • E. Glasner
  • B. Host
  • D. Rudolph


The purpose of this work is to study the joinings of simple systems. First the joinings of a simple system with another ergodic system are treated; then the pairwise independent joinings of three systems one of which is simple. The main results obtained are: (1) A weakly mixing simple system with no non-trivial factors with absolutely continuous spectral type is simple of all orders. (2) A weakly mixing system simple of order 3 is simple of all orders.


Simple System Spectral Type Finite Type Distal Extension Ergodic System 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • E. Glasner
    • 1
  • B. Host
    • 2
  • D. Rudolph
    • 3
  1. 1.School of Mathematics Tel Aviv UniversityTel AvivIsrael
  2. 2.Dept. Math. Info. Universite d’Aix-Marseille II Case 901Marseille Cedex 9France
  3. 3.Department of MathematicsUniversity of MarylandCollege ParkU.S.A.

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