a1 University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, USA;
a2 Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel
We consider the Markov chain on a compact manifold M generated by a sequence of random diffeomorphisms, i.e. a sequence of independent Diff2(M)-valued random variables with common distribution. Random diffeomorphisms appear for instance when diffusion processes are considered as solutions of stochastic differential equations. We discuss the global dynamics of Markov chains with continuous transition densities and construct non-random stable foliations for random diffeomorphisms.
(Received June 26 1986)
(Revised October 20 1986)