Spring semester 2023
Symbolic Dynamics
Lectures (14 times 2 hours) Jan 11 – Feb 24:
 10:1512:00 Wednesdays in room M1 (Quantum, 2nd floor)
 10:1512:00 Fridays in room M1 (Quantum, 2nd floor)
Homework sessions (6 times 2 hours):
 10:1512:00 Mondays in room M2 (Quantum, 2nd floor)
Course Web Page: http://users.utu.fi/jkari/sd2023
Instructor: Jarkko Kari <jkari@utu.fi>; office: Quantum 365, 3rd floor
Textbook:
 No textbook. Lecture notes are posted on the course web page.
About homework:
 To pass the course, at least 25% of the homework problems must be completed. The more problems you solve, the more credit towards the final grade you get: You get demo class

 A, if you complete 70%100%,
 B, if you complete 45%70%,
 C, if you complete 25%45%
of the given problems.

Final exam:
 Date TBA
 Anyone with democlass at least C has qualified to take the exam.
 Homework activity (demo class A, B or C) and the score of the final exam determine the final grade.
Brief course outline
 Review of topology (compact metric spaces, Cantor space)
 Topological dynamics (mixing properties, recurrence, sensitivity)
 Intoduction to shift spaces
 Subshifts of finite type, sofic shifts, effective subshifts