In the course we shall explain the basic notions and methods of the ergodic theory and find out how they can be used for some toy-model examples coming from the dynamical systems of different nature.
Basic models to be covered: 1. Symbolic dynamics 2. Number theory dynamical systems 3. Dynamical systems in probability theory 4. One-dimensional dynamics.Circle diffeomorphisms 5. Elements of two-dimensional dynamics. Aubry-Mather theory 6. Hyperbolic systems
Basic methods to be used: 1. Entropy theory 2. Spectral theory 3. Renorm-group method