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On a problem of Dynkin
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Proc. Amer. Math. Soc. 127 (1999), 3721-3728 Request permission


Consider an $(L,\alpha )$-superdiffusion $X$ on ${\mathbb {R}}^{d}$, where $L$ is an uniformly elliptic differential operator in ${\mathbb {R}}^{d}$, and $1<\alpha \le 2$. The $\mathbb {G}$-polar sets for $X$ are subsets of $\mathbb {R}\times {\mathbb {R}}^{d}$ which have no intersection with the graph $\mathbb {G}$ of $X$, and they are related to the removable singularities for a corresponding nonlinear parabolic partial differential equation. Dynkin characterized the $\mathbb {G}$-polarity of a general analytic set $A\subset \mathbb {R}\times {\mathbb {R}}^{d}$ in term of the Bessel capacity of $A$, and Sheu in term of the restricted Hausdorff dimension. In this paper we study in particular the $\mathbb {G}$-polarity of sets of the form $E\times F$, where $E$ and $F$ are two Borel subsets of $\mathbb {R}$ and ${\mathbb {R}}^{d}$ respectively. We establish a relationship between the restricted Hausdorff dimension of $E\times F$ and the usual Hausdorff dimensions of $E$ and $F$. As an application, we obtain a criterion for $\mathbb {G}$-polarity of $E\times F$ in terms of the Hausdorff dimensions of $E$ and $F$, which also gives an answer to a problem proposed by Dynkin in the 1991 Wald Memorial Lectures.
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  • Yuan-chung Sheu
  • Affiliation: Department of Applied Mathematics, National Chiao-Tung University, Hsinchu, Taiwan
  • Address at time of publication: Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, 1000 Centennial Drive, Berkeley, California 94720-5070
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  • Received by editor(s): December 1, 1997
  • Received by editor(s) in revised form: February 23, 1998
  • Published electronically: May 17, 1999
  • Communicated by: Stanley Sawyer
  • © Copyright 1999 American Mathematical Society
  • Journal: Proc. Amer. Math. Soc. 127 (1999), 3721-3728
  • MSC (1991): Primary 60J60, 35K55; Secondary 60J80, 31C45
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  • MathSciNet review: 1616617