On the dynamics of the linear action of SL(n, Z) Academic Article uri icon


  • Using Moore's ergodicity theorem, S.G. Dani and S. Raghavan proved that the linear action of SL(n, ℤ) on ℝn is topologically (n − l)-transitive; that is, topologically transitive on the Cartesian product of n − 1 copies of ℝn. In this paper, we give a more direct proof, using the prime number theorem. Further, using the congruence subgroup theorem, we generalise the result to arbitrary finite index subgroups of SL(n, ℤ).

publication date

  • June 2005