## On a Generalized Transfer Operator

Please always quote using this URN: urn:nbn:de:0297-zib-43162
• We introduce a generalized operator for arbitrary stochastic processes by using a pre-kernel, which is a generalization of the Markov kernel. For deterministic processes, such an operator is already known as the Frobenius-Perron operator, which is defined for a large class of measures. For Markov processes, there exists transfer operators being only well defined for stationary measures in $L^2$. Our novel generalized transfer operator is well defined for arbitrary stochastic processes, in particular also for deterministic ones. We can show that this operator is acting on $L^1$. For stationary measures, this operator is also an endomorphism of $L^2$ and, therefore, allows for a mathematical analysis in Hilbert spaces.