The study of the geometric structure of measures, as well as the study of geometry from a measure-theoretic viewpoint, geometric measure theory has applications in partial differential equations, harmonic analysis, differential and Riemannian geometry, as well as calculus of variations. Statements ...

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Measure derivatives and the chain rule

Let $\mu$ and $\lambda$ be Radon measures on $\mathbb{R^n}$ such that $\mu << \lambda$. Prove that $\displaystyle \int D(\mu,\lambda,x)^2 d\lambda x= \int D(\mu,\lambda,x)d\mu x$. Is it ...
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Density and $\lambda$ - measurability of a Radon measure

Let $\lambda$ be a Radon measure on $\mathbb{R^n}$ and $A \subset \mathbb{R^n}$. Show that $\displaystyle \lim_{r \rightarrow 0} \frac{\lambda(A \cap B(x,r))}{\lambda(B(x,r))}=0 \ \ \ \text{for ...
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Estimating the $(N-1)$- Hausdorff measure of $\Omega\cap \partial B(0,r)$ when $\lim_{r\to\infty} m(\Omega\cap B(0,r))/m(B(0,r))=0$.

Let $\Omega\subset\mathbb{R}^N$ be a open, unbounded and connected set ($N\ge 2$). Let $m$ and $\mathcal{H}^{N-1}$ denote respectively, Lebesgue and $(N-1)$-Hausdorff measures. Suppose that ...
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Choice of number in the proof the 5-r covering theorem

Why has the number 3 been chosen? I have tried drawing this and it seems wrong (its not). The balls definitely dont seem to be disjoint either. It would seem that if a particular $x$ has $r(x)$ ...
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Showing that the upper packing dimension is the packing dimension

I cannot see how the first inclusion in this proof works. $P$ is the maximum number of disjoint $B(\epsilon/2)$ with centres in $A$ and the following will help. Moreover I cannot see how it ...
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Equalities for the Upper and Lower Minkowski dimension definition

In a Geometric Measure Theory textbook the following was written: I cannot see how any of these equalities hold and dont believe they are obvious. If they are relatively obvious could someone ...
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Properties of the Hausdorff measure

This comes from a book on geometric measure theory in a chapter introducing the Hausdorff measure $\mathcal{H^t}$. I cannot see in this proof how $\sum_i d(E_i)^s \leq \mathcal{H^s_{\delta}}(A)+1$ ...
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existence of symmetrization algorithm

For symmetrization of a Borel set, the construction of an an explicit algorithm (i.e. a sequence of symmetrization steps that will lead to a ball) is an open question. But have we proved the ...
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Symmetrization Methods

I was wondering if I could get a list of the symmetrization methods out there i.e. methods that rigidly transform a set A into it's equimeasure ball $A^{*}$. Here are some: a) Steiner Symmetrization ...
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Open problems in Federer's Geometric Measure Theory

I wanted to know if the problems mentionned in this book are solved. More specifically, at some places, the author says that he doesn't know the answer, for example :"I do not know whether this ...
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How to get between the equivalent definitions of Newtonian capacity?

Here are the two definitions: (1) $$\mathrm{Cap}(A)=\left[\inf \left\{\int\int |x-y|^{d-2}\mu(dx)\mu(dy):\mu \; \text{a probability measure on} \; A \right\}\right]^{-1}$$ and (2) ...
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Isoperimetric inequality with Green-capacitiy

I was wondering what the progress is, in isoperimetric inequalities for Capacities, specifically with the Green kernel ( optional: and Riesz kernel with $a\in (2,\infty)$). Or if it is solved already, ...
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Random countable dense sets

I am looking for a (and fairly general) probabilistic model for the concept of a "random countable dense set in $\mathbb{R^2}$". I have found papers on random countable dense sets in the bounded ...
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Probability of hitting a Borel set by transient Brownian motion ($d\geq 3$)

I am looking for references/progress made in estimating the hitting probability for Borel sets. For spheres we have $P_{x}(T_{B_{r}(0)}<\infty)=(\frac{|r|}{|x|})^{d-2}$, where $x=B_{0}$ for ...
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What is the minimum Number of closed balls covering a boundary as radius $r\to 0$?

Here is the problem: Given compact set $A\subset \mathbb{R}^{d}$, cover $\partial A$ by closed balls $\{B_{i,\varepsilon}\}_{i=1}^{n}$ , with minimum overlap. Can we express n as a factor of ...
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References on estimating capacities (Newton, Martin etc) for sets & alternative formulations.

By G-capacity for capacitable set K I mean: $Cap(K)=[inf\{\int\int G(x,y)d\mu(y)d\mu(x):\mu$ probability measure on K$\}]^{-1}$. where G(x,y) is any kernel eg. the Green kernel. Q1:We've calculated ...
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Best textbook for Geometric Measure Theory

I was wondering what is the best textbook for Geometric Measure Theory for self study. I am looking for one that isnt excessively detailed or long either as I found Rana's Introduction to measure ...
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Reference: Computing Martin Capacity

For Borel set $A$ the Martin Capacity is defined as: $\mathrm{Cap}_{M}(A)=[\inf\{\int \int \frac{G(x,y)}{G(0,y)}d\mu(x)d\mu(y):\mu \mbox{ probability measure on }A \}]^{-1}$ and Green's function ...
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Measure on Locally Compact, Separable metric space

Simon (Geometric Measure Theory) says: If $X$ is a locally compact, separable metric space and $\mu(K) < \infty$ for all $K$ compact, then $X=\cup_{i=1}^\infty U_i$ where $U_i$ are open and ...
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Computing equilibrium measure for Borel sets eg. Ball

I am asking for methods to compute equilibrium measures. The more the better. Here is the definition of equilibrium measure in the Brownian motion setting: Let $\gamma=\sup\{t\in [0,T]: B_{t}\in ...
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Constructing an example related to Vitali's covering theorem

An exercise in Fremlin's measure theory vol 2 asks to construct a family $\mathcal I$ of open intervals in the real line such that every point of $\mathbb{R}$ belongs to arbitrarily small intervals of ...
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Difference of two subharmonic functions and signed measures

One of the reasons subharmonic functions are interesting is that if you take their laplacian, you get a measure (and conversely any finite Radon measure with compact support can be obtained in this ...
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The walk of a knife

"A knife is slowly moved parallel to itself over the top of a cake. At each instant the knife is poised so that it could cut a unique slice of the cake. As time goes by the potential slice increases ...
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Lipschitz manifold and semi-algebraic is Lipschitz graph?

It is known that there are Lipschitz manifolds that are not Lipschitz graphs and $C^1$ manifold is locally $C^1$ graph. If $M\subset \mathbb{R}^m$ is a Lipschitz manifold (with the outer distance) ...
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Measurability of upper and lower derivatives of Radon measures

Let $\mu$ and $\nu$ be Radon measures in $\mathbb R^N$. Define their upper and lower derivatives by $$ \overline{D}_\nu\mu(x):=\limsup_{r\to0}\frac{\mu(B_r(x))}{\nu(B_r(x))},\qquad ...
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Graph (or manifold) Lipschitz satisfy the sphere (ball) condition?

Consider $\varphi: U\subset \mathbb{R}^{n-1}\to \mathbb{R}$ a Lipschitz function and $\Omega=Graph(\varphi)$, i.e., $$\Omega=\{x=(x_1,...,x_n)\in U\times\mathbb{R};x_n=\varphi(x_1,...,x_{n-1})\}.$$ ...
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Projection of measurable sets

If $ X $ and $ Y $ are metric spaces, $ f: X \rightarrow Y $ is lipschitzian and $ H^k $ is the Haussdorf measure, it is easy to check that $ f(A) $ is $H^k $-measurable whenever $ A $ is $H^k ...
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Borel sets and measurability

Is it always possible to construct a measure $ \mu $ on a Hausdorff space Y such that the $ \mu $-measurable sets are exactly the Borel sets of Y? By Theorem in 2.2.13 of Federer's book this question ...
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Hausdorff dimension and accumulation points on a smooth curve

I am wondering about the following, possibly naive, question. Suppose I have a smooth curve, which intersects the horizontal axis in a manner that leads to an accumulation point. More precisely, ...
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Borel outer measure and Borel measure

I have these two definitions: Given $\ (X,\mathcal{M},\mu)$ measure space, the measure $\ \mu$ is Borel measure if $\ \mathcal{M}=\mathcal{B}(X) $ Given $\ \phi:X\to[-\infty,+\infty]$ be an outer ...
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Lebesgue density theorem for compact metric spaces.

Let $X$ be a compact metric space (with balls $B_{\varepsilon }(x)$), $\mu $ a Borel probability measure, and $A$ a Borel set with positive probability. Do we have that $\lim_{\varepsilon ...
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Show that $d\log f$ is a 1-current on a 1-dimensional complex manifold

I am having trouble with this problem (and it might be because I have the formulation slightly off). I need to show that $d\log f$ is a 1-current on a 1-dimensional complex manifold $M$. This means ...
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A Borel measure defines semi-continuous function?

Let $X$ be a metric space with outer measure $\mu$, which is assumed to be a Borel measure, i.e., all Borel sets are measurable. For a fixed subset $A\subset X$ (not necessarily measurable, but you ...
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Indicator function of a level set

Consider a positive definite locally Lipschitz function $V:\mathbb{R}^2\to\mathbb{R}_{\geq0}$. Fix $c\in\mathbb{R}_{\geq0}$ and consider the sublevel-set $E_c=\{x:\in\mathbb{R}^2:V(x)\leq c\}$, ...
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Why Steiner Symmetrization makes a measurable set to a measurable one?

I find the Steiner Symmetrization is very useful in proving that the Hausdorff measure coincide with Lebesgue in the Euclidean space. However, I never saw anybody mention that the Steiner ...
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What is the density of the SRB measure conditioned to unstable manifolds?

I have a question regarding the SRB measure. As Lai-Sang Young puts it, the SRB-measure is the invariant ergodic invariant measure most compatible with volume. (see [ ...
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Local Approximation $W^{1,p}$ functions by smooth functions.

I am working through "Measure Theory and Fine Properties of Functions" by Evans and Gariepy, and Chapter 4 section 2 focuses on approximating $W^{1,p}$ functions. In particular, I am confused by ...
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Measurability of points regular

I'm reviewing the proof of the theorem of oseledet the book MaƱe: Let $M$ a compact metric space and $f:M \rightarrow M$ a homeomorphism, $\pi: F \rightarrow M$ a finite-dimensional continuos vector ...
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Is Hausdorff measure continuous with respect to Hausdorff distance?

Say I have a sequence of surfaces, $S_n$ in $\mathbb{R}^k$ with $d$-dimensional Hausdorff measure $m_d(S_n)$. Say $S_n$ converges in the Hausdorff distance sense to a surface $S$ with $d$-dimensional ...
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Problem with definition of pushforward density

Let $X$, $Y$ be smooth manifolds and let $\pi \colon X \to Y$ be a submersion. Then for every $y \in Y$ the set $W_y = \pi^{-1}(y)$ is a submanifold in $X$. Let $\mu \in \Gamma(|\Lambda| X)$ be a ...
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Upper Bound on Surface Area of Algebraic Surfaces

I have a family of multi-variate polynomials, with bounded degree and a bound on the norm of the coefficients, say for example, all multi variate polynomials of the form: $\{ a_1 xy + a_2x + a_3xyz: ...
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BV Function times characterstic function still BV?

I am wondering: given a function $u \in BV(\Theta)$ where $\Theta$ is an open subset in $\mathbb{R}^n$ and a Borel subset $B \in \mathcal{B(\Theta)},$ is the function $w \colon= u \chi_B$ still in ...
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Aproximating a function on SO(3)

By $SO(3)$ I mean rotation matrices. Let $\cal{L}=\{f:[0,l]\to \rm{SO}(3)\} \cap L^1([0,l];\mathbb{R}^{3\times3})$. How to approximate funkctions from $\cal{L}$ with functions from ...
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Sub-dimensional linear subspaces of $\mathbb{R}^{n}$ have measure zero.

I would appreciate it if someone could refer me to a proof (or simply give one here) for the statement in the title. That is: Given $k<n$ every $k$-dimensional subspace of $\mathbb{R}^{n}$ has ...
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$L^1$ approximate continuity points of epigraph of a continuous function

Consider a continuous function $f\colon \mathbb R\to \mathbb R$. Let $F(x,y):=\mathrm{sign\,}(y-f(x))$. Is it true that for a.e. $x\in \mathbb R$ the point $(x,f(x))$ is not a point of $L^1$ ...
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A formula for Perspective measurement

If I have a photograph of a rectangular object whose image recedes with perspective, is it possible to work out the scale of measurements along that object? For example: I have a photograph of a ...
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Prove that $\mu\left(\cup_{k=1}^\infty A_k\right)=\sum_{k\ge1}\mu(A_k)$

Suppose that the measurable sets $A_1,A_2,...$ are "almost disjoint" in the sense that $\mu(A_i\cap A_j) = 0$ if $i\neq j$. Prove that $$\mu\left(\cup_{k=1}^\infty A_k\right)=\sum_{k\ge1}\mu(A_k)$$ ...
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Minkowski Content

Could someone provide some intuition behind the $n$-dimensional Minkowski Contentthe $n$-dimensional upper Minkowski Content of $\mathcal{A}$ as $$\mathfrak{M}^{*m} (\mathcal{A}) : = \lim_{\epsilon ...
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A curious problem about Lebesgue measure.

The Problem: Let $(B(x_{m},0.5))_{m}$ be a sequence of disjoint open discs in $\mathbb{R}^{2}$ centered in $x_{m}$ and with radius 0.5. Let $\psi(n)$ be the number of these discs contained in the ...
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Assumptions for definition of Radon measure

My reference is L. Simon's Lectures on Geometric Measure Theory. He defines a measure on a set $X$ as a countably subadditive function $\mu:2^X\to[0,\infty]$ with $\mu(\emptyset)=0.$ When $X$ is a ...