A survey of complex dimensions, measurability, and the lattice/nonlattice dichotomy
Author(s)Giza, Robert; Morales, Rafael; Rock, John A.; Knox, Christina; Kurianski, Kristin M
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The theory of complex dimensions of fractal strings developed by Lapidus and van Frankenhuijsen has proven to be a powerful tool for the study of Minkowski measurability of fractal subsets of the real line. In a very general setting, the Minkowski measurability of such sets is characterized by the structure of corresponding complex dimensions. Also, this tool is particularly effective in the setting of self-similar fractal subsets of R which have been shown to be Minkowski measurable if and only if they are nonlattice. This paper features a survey on the pertinent results of Lapidus and van Frankenhuijsen and a preliminary extension of the theory of complex dimensions to subsets of Euclidean space, with an emphasis on self-similar sets that satisfy various separation conditions. This extension is developed in the context of box-counting measurability, an analog of Minkowski measurability, which is shown to be characterized by complex dimensions under certain mild conditions.
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Mathematics
Discrete and Continuous Dynamical Systems - Series S
American Institute of Mathematical Sciences (AIMS)
Dettmers, Kristin et al. “A Survey of Complex Dimensions, Measurability, and the Lattice/Nonlattice Dichotomy.” Discrete and Continuous Dynamical Systems - Series S 10.2 (2017): 213–240.
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