A dimension result arising from the spectrum of a measure
Author:
SzeMan Ngai
Journal:
Proc. Amer. Math. Soc. 125 (1997), 29432951
MSC (1991):
Primary 28A80; Secondary 28A78
MathSciNet review:
1402878
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Abstract: We give a rigorous proof of the following heuristic result: Let be a Borel probability measure and let be the spectrum of . If is differentiable at , then the Hausdorff dimension and the entropy dimension of equal . Our result improves significantly some recent results of a similar nature; it is also of particular interest for computing the Hausdorff and entropy dimensions of the class of selfsimilar measures defined by maps which do not satisfy the open set condition.
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SzeMan Ngai
Affiliation:
Department of Mathematics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, NT, Hong Kong
Email:
smngai@math.cuhk.edu.hk
DOI:
http://dx.doi.org/10.1090/S0002993997039749
PII:
S 00029939(97)039749
Keywords:
Entropy dimension,
Hausdorff dimension,
$L^{q}$spectrum
Received by editor(s):
February 28, 1996
Received by editor(s) in revised form:
May 7, 1996
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Research supported by a postdoctoral fellowship of the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Communicated by:
Palle E. T. Jorgensen
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© Copyright 1997 American Mathematical Society
