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Packing infinitely many ellipses into a circle

Given a circle $C$, and an infinite set $S$ of mutually disjoint ellipses which are inside and tangent to $C$, prove that there must exist a disk $D$ which lies inside $C$ but outside every ellipse. ...
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Does there exist a Lipschitz map from the unit interval onto the unit square?

It is well-known that continuous space-filling curves exist. But can they be Lipschitz? Specifically, is there a Lipschitz map from [0,1] onto [0,1]x[0,1]?
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What is the topological dimension of the Peano curve?

The Hausdorff dimension of the Peano curve is know to be two. And I assume it to be a fractal since it's on the List of fractals by Hausdorff dimension. Moreover: According to Falconer, one of the ...
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Why is the Koch curve homeomorphic to $[0,1]$?

Henning Makholm has provided a nice proof that the limiting curve is a continuous function from $[0,1]$ to the plane. I was curios if the function is homeomorphism. A quick search gave me many sources ...
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Fractals - when the number of seed shapes that can fit into the scaled-up copy is non-integer.

I've heard people say (for eg. here) that the dimension of fractal patterns (particularly, in this question, Lindenmayer fractals) can be formulated as follows: $$D=\frac{\ln N}{\ln S}$$ Where $N$ ...
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Why do we require a finite number of subsets for self-similarity?

Here is how my text defines self-similarity: We call $M \subset \mathbb R^d$ self-similar if there are $T_1, \ldots, T_m \subsetneqq M$ and similarity maps $\alpha_1, \ldots, \alpha_m$ such that ...
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Demonstrating that the Mandelbrot Set is connected

I know that demonstrating the Mandelbrot Set is connected requires a non-trivial proof, and that Mandelbrot himself was fooled at first. But can it be demonstrated visually that the set is connected? ...
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What's wrong with this 'open cover' of the Koch Snowflake?

This question is to help me find peace. First, the question of the Snowflake's compactness has been tackled here on this site: Is the Koch Snowflake a Compact Space? Is Koch snowflake a continuous ...
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Hausdorff Measure and Hausdorff Dimension

Could someone explain the intuition behund the Hausdorff Measure and Hausdorff Dimension? The Hausdorff Measure is defined as the following: Let $(X,d)$ be a metric space. $\forall S \subset X$, ...
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Does there exist a set in the plane such that topological dimension 2 with empty interior?

I consider as follows, but i could not proceed it. The topological dimension 2 of a set means that there is a base for the open sets of the set consisting of sets U with topological dimension of ...
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Regular open set whose boundary has nonzero volume.

I found this question quite interesting, but its answers were disappointingly non-geometric. I'd be interested to know whether there exists a geometric example. To be precise about what I mean by a ...
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The Cantor Space as $\{0,1\}^{\mathbb{N}}$ and as $[0,1]$.

The Cantor-Space is defined as the space of all infinite binary sequences, i.e. the space $\{0,1\}^{\mathbb{N}}$. It has a natural metric, $$ d(x,y) = \inf\{ 2^{-|w|} : w \in pref(x) \cap pref(y) \} ...
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Properties of the Mandelbrot set

Are there any properties of the Mandelbrot set that can be analysed without a knowledge of complicated topology? Considering the fact that the set is based on a quadratic function, are there any ...
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Is there a fractal origami shape that trades volume for area to always keep a flat surface when expanded?

I'm thinking of something like a 2.5D sierpienski type shape. The idea is to enable an lcd type screen that could unfold to "any" size by unpacking space filling elements packed in 3d to a 2d ...
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Finite sets are dense with respect to Hausdorff distance

Let $(X,d)$ be a complete metric space and consider \begin{align*} BC(X)&= \lbrace C\subset X\;|\;C\neq\emptyset\text {, closed and bounded} \rbrace\cr \mathrm{Fin}(X)&= \lbrace ...
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Fractal dimension of the Cantor Set

How can we get or prove that the 'fractal dimension' of the Cantor set is $\log_{3} (2)$? I know how to prove by evaluating the poles of $f(s)= \sum \limits_{n=1}^{\infty} 2^{n-1} 3^{-sn}$, and then ...
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$\dim_\text{topology}(\text{Cantor Sets}) \leq \dim_\text{hausdorff}(\text{Cantor Sets})$?

Please, explain: the Cantor set (a zero-dimensional topological space) is a union of two copies of itself, each copy shrunk by a factor 1/3; this fact can be used to prove that its Hausdorff ...
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variant on Sierpinski carpet: rescue the tablecloth!

I was playing around with Sierpinski carpets (see pretty GPU-produced picture here), and came up with a variation that I have been unable to find mentioned elsewhere. I'm wondering if anyone can tell ...