Extreme Value Laws in Dynamical Systems for Non-smooth Observations

Ana Christina Freitas, Jorge Freitas, Michael John Todd

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We prove the equivalence between the existence of a non-trivial hitting time statistics law and Extreme Value Laws in the case of dynamical systems with measures which are not absolutely continuous with respect to Lebesgue. This is a counterpart to the result of the authors in the absolutely continuous case. Moreover, we prove an equivalent result for returns to dynamically defined cylinders. This allows us to show that we have Extreme Value Laws for various dynamical systems with equilibrium states with good mixing properties. In order to achieve these goals we tailor our observables to the form of the measure at hand.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)108-126
JournalJournal of Statistical Physics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2011


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