# American Institute of Mathematical Sciences

February  2019, 39(2): 995-1017. doi: 10.3934/dcds.2019041

## Topological entropy of free semigroup actions for noncompact sets

 1 School of Mathematics, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou 510641, China 2 School of Computer Science and Engineering, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou 510641, China

* Corresponding author: Dongkui Ma

Received  March 2018 Revised  August 2018 Published  November 2018

Fund Project: Project supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China grant no.11771149, 11671149.

In this paper we introduce the topological entropy and lower and upper capacity topological entropies of a free semigroup action, which extends the notion of the topological entropy of a free semigroup action defined by Bufetov [10], by using the Carathéodory-Pesin structure (C-P structure). We provide some properties of these notions and give three main results. The first is the relationship between the upper capacity topological entropy of a skew-product transformation and the upper capacity topological entropy of a free semigroup action with respect to arbitrary subset. The second are a lower and a upper estimations of the topological entropy of a free semigroup action by local entropies. The third is that for any free semigroup action with $m$ generators of Lipschitz maps, topological entropy for any subset is upper bounded by the Hausdorff dimension of the subset multiplied by the maximum logarithm of the Lipschitz constants. The results of this paper generalize results of Bufetov [10], Ma et al. [26], and Misiurewicz [27].

Citation: Yujun Ju, Dongkui Ma, Yupan Wang. Topological entropy of free semigroup actions for noncompact sets. Discrete & Continuous Dynamical Systems - A, 2019, 39 (2) : 995-1017. doi: 10.3934/dcds.2019041
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