On the genesis of symbolic dynamics as we know it

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Coven, Ethan M.; Nitecki, Zbigniew H.;
  • Subject: 37B10 (Primary) 01A60 (Secondary) | Mathematics - Dynamical Systems | Mathematics - History and Overview

WE trace the beginning of symbolic dynamics--the study of the shift dynamical system--as it arose from the use of coding to study recurrence and transitivity properties of geodesics. The normal citations for the first appearance of symbolic dynamics, Hadamard's 1898 pap... View more
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