Keplerian shear in ergodic theory
Annales Henri Lebesgue, Volume 3 (2020) , pp. 649-676.


Keywordsintegrable system, mixing, speed of mixing


Many integrable physical systems exhibit Keplerian shear. We look at this phenomenon from the point of view of ergodic theory, where it can be seen as mixing conditionally to an invariant σ-algebra. In this context, we give a sufficient criterion for Keplerian shear to appear in a system, investigate its genericity and, in a few cases, its speed. Some additional, non-Hamiltonian, examples are discussed.


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