# American Institute of Mathematical Sciences

November  2007, 18(4): 817-827. doi: 10.3934/dcds.2007.18.817

## The return times set and mixing for measure preserving transformations

 1 Department of Mathematics, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, Anhui, 230026, China

Received  March 2006 Revised  May 2007 Published  May 2007

In this paper the relationship between the return times set andseveral mixing properties in measure-theoretical dynamical systems(MDS) is investigated. For an MDS $T$ on a Lebesgue space$(X,$ß,$\mu)$, let ß$^+=\{B\in$ ß$:\mu(B)>0\}$ and$N(A,B)=\{n\in Z_+: \mu(A\cap T^{-n}B)>0\}$ for $A, B\in$ß$^+$. It turns out that $T$ is ergodic iff$N(A,B)$≠$\emptyset$ iff $N(A,B)$ is syndetic; $T$ is weaklymixing iff the lower Banach density of $N(A,B)$ is $1$ iff $N(A,B)$is thick; and $T$ is mildly mixing iff $N(A,B)$ is an $IP^ *$-set iff$N(A,B)$ is an $(IP-IP)^*$-set for all $A,B\in$ ß$^+$ ifffor each $IP$-set $F$ and $A\in$ß$^+$, $\mu(\bigcup_{n\in{F}}T^{-n}A)=1$. Finally, it is shown that $T$ is intermixing iff$N(A,B)$ is cofinite for all $A,B\in$ß$^+$.
Citation: Rui Kuang, Xiangdong Ye. The return times set and mixing for measure preserving transformations. Discrete & Continuous Dynamical Systems - A, 2007, 18 (4) : 817-827. doi: 10.3934/dcds.2007.18.817
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