On the Minkowski measurability of fractals
Author:
K. J. Falconer
Journal:
Proc. Amer. Math. Soc. 123 (1995), 11151124
MSC:
Primary 28A80
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1224615
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Abstract: This note addresses two aspects of Minkowski measurability. First we present a short "dynamical systems" proof of the characterization of Minkowski measurable compact subsets of . Second, we use a renewal theory argument to point out that "most" selfsimilar fractals are Minkowski measurable and calculate their Minkowski content.
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