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We introduce the notion of joint spectrum of a compact set of matrices S⊂GLd (C) , which is a multi‐dimensional generalization of the joint spectral radius. We begin with a thorough study of its properties (under various assumptions: irreducibility, Zariski‐density, and domination). Several classical properties of the joint spectral radius are shown to hold in this generalized setting and an analogue of the Lagarias–Wang finiteness conjecture is discussed. Then we relate the joint spectrum to matrix valued random processes and study what points of it can be realized as Lyapunov vectors. We also show how the joint spectrum encodes all word metrics on reductive groups. Several examples are worked out in detail. This paper relies extensively on colour figures. Some references to colour may not be meaningful in the printed version, and we refer the reader to the online version which includes the colour figures. Show more
Journal / seriesJournal of the London Mathematical Society
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Organisational unit03826 - Einsiedler, Manfred L. / Einsiedler, Manfred L.
152819 - Equidistribution and dynamics on homogeneous spaces (SNF)
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