ergodic theory

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ergodic theory (countable and uncountable, plural ergodic theories)

  1. (mathematics, uncountable) The study of the properties of dynamic systems over large timescales.
  2. (mathematics) Any of a number of different formulations or schools of thought within ergodic theory as a whole.
    • 1994, Ahmed Zewail, Femtochemistry: Ultrafast Dynamics of the Chemical Bond - Volume 1
      They pointed out that the microscopic ergodic theories of John von Neumann and Eberhard Hopf are not relevant to the problem of ergodic behavior in molecules.