By Yves Benoist, Jean-François Quint (auth.)

The classical concept of *Random Walks* describes the asymptotic habit of sums of autonomous identically dispensed random actual variables. This booklet explains the generalization of this idea to items of autonomous identically disbursed random matrices with actual coefficients.

Under the belief that the motion of the matrices is semisimple – or, equivalently, that the Zariski closure of the gang generated by means of those matrices is *reductive* - and less than compatible second assumptions, it really is proven that the norm of the goods of such random matrices satisfies a few classical probabilistic laws.

This publication comprises helpful historical past at the thought of reductive algebraic teams, likelihood thought and operator conception, thereby delivering a latest advent to the topic.

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Suppose, for any 1 ≤ i ≤ k, there exists a unique μ-stationary Borel probability measure νi on Xi and νi is μ-proximal. Then, there exists a unique μ-stationary Borel probability measure on X and it is μ-proximal. Proof For any 1 ≤ i ≤ k, since the probability measures νi is μ-proximal, there exists a Borel map ξi : B → Xi such that, for β-almost any b in B, one has (νi )b = δξi (b) . Set πi : X → Xi to be the projection map on the factor Xi and set ξ = (ξ1 , . . , ξk ). Let ν be a μ-stationary Borel probability measure on X.

17) This convergence is uniform for x in X. 14 Choose an identification of E with Rd . 17) is nothing but the covariance matrix of the random variable √σn on (G × X, μ∗n ⊗ δx ). Similarly the limit Φμ of these covariance 2tensors is nothing but the covariance matrix of the random variable σ0 on (G × X, μ ⊗ ν). This 2-tensor Φμ is non-negative. The linear span EΦμ of Φμ is the smallest vector subspace Eμ of E such that σ0 (g, x) ∈ σμ + Eμ for all g in Supp μ and x in Supp ν. 13 is not correct if one does not assume the cocycle σ to be special.

11, we will find conditions on a Markov operator P which ensure that the image of the operator P − 1 is closed so that every function ϕ with a unique average ϕ can be written as ϕ = P ψ − ψ + ϕ , with ψ in C 0 (X). 6 Let X be a compact metrizable topological space and P be a Markov–Feller operator on X. Let ϕ be a continuous function on X with a unique average ϕ . Then for any x in X, for Px -almost any ω in Ω, one has n−1 −−→ ϕ . e. lim |1 n→∞ Ω n n−1 k=0 ϕ(ωk ) − φ | dPx (ω) = 0 uniformly for x ∈ X.