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Dynamical properties of the negative beta-transformation


We analyse dynamical properties of the negative beta-transformation, which has been studied recently by Ito and Sadahiro. Contrary to the classical beta-transformation, the density of the absolutely continuous invariant measure of the negative beta-transformation may be zero on certain intervals. By investigating this property in detail, we prove that the (−β)-transformation is exact for all β>1, confirming a conjecture of Góra, and intrinsic, which completes a study of Faller. We also show that the limit behaviour of the (−β)-expansion of 1 when β tends to 1 is related to the Thue–Morse sequence. A consequence of the exactness is that every Yrrap number, which is a β>1 such that the (−β) -expansion of 1 is eventually periodic, is a Perron number. This extends a well-known property of Parry numbers. However, the set of Parry numbers is different from the set of Yrrap numbers.

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Ergodic Theory and Dynamical Systems
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