Continuous Combinatorics of Abelian Group Actions. (arXiv:1803.03872v1 [math.LO])

This paper develops techniques which are used to answer a number of questions in the theory of equivalence relations generated by continuous actions of abelian groups. The methods center around the construction of certain specialized hyper-aperiodic elements, which produce compact subflows with useful properties. For example, we show that there is no continuous $3$-coloring of the Cayley graph on $F(2^{\mathbb{Z}^2})$, the free part of the shift action of $\mathbb{Z}^2$ on $2^{\mathbb{Z}^2}$. With earlier work of the authors this computes the continuous chromatic number of $F(2^{\mathbb{Z}^2})$ to be exactly $4$. Combined with marker arguments for the positive directions, our methods allow us to analyze continuous homomorphisms into graphs, and more generally equivariant maps into subshifts of finite type. We present a general construction of a finite set of "tiles" for $2^{\mathbb{Z}^n}$ (there are $12$ for $n=2$) such that questions about the existence of continuous homomorphisms int 查看全文>>