# American Institute of Mathematical Sciences

June  2006, 16(2): 435-454. doi: 10.3934/dcds.2006.16.435

## The thermodynamic formalism for almost-additive sequences

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Received  July 2005 Revised  December 2005 Published  July 2006

We study the nonadditive thermodynamic formalism for the class of almost-additive sequences of potentials. We define the topological pressure $P_Z(\Phi)$ of an almost-additive sequence $\Phi$, on a set $Z$. We give conditions which allow us to establish a variational principle for the topological pressure. We state conditions for the existence and uniqueness of equilibrium measures, and for subshifts of finite type the existence and uniqueness of Gibbs measures. Finally, we compare the results for almost-additive sequences to the thermodynamic formalism for the classical (additive) case [10] [11] [3], the sequences studied by Barreira [1], Falconer [5], and that of Feng and Lau [7], [6].
Citation: Anna Mummert. The thermodynamic formalism for almost-additive sequences. Discrete & Continuous Dynamical Systems - A, 2006, 16 (2) : 435-454. doi: 10.3934/dcds.2006.16.435
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