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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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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Any two polish atomless probability spaces are isomorphic

On page 7 of Villani's Optimal Transport: Old and New (page 19 in this preprint), he states that any two polish atomless probability spaces $(\mathcal{X},\mu)$ and $(\mathcal{Y},\nu)$ are ...
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Is measure $m$ invariant under change of metric?

$\newcommand{\vol}{\operatorname{vol}}$ Let $(M^n, g)$ be a Riemannian manifold. We define $d\vol(g)$ as a canonical volume form and then integrate. It is clear that $d\vol(g)$ depends on the metric ...
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A question on estimates of surface measures

If $\mathcal{H}^s $ is $s$ dimensional Hausdorff measure on $ \mathbb{R}^n$, is the following inequality true for all $ x \in \mathbb{R}^n,\ R,t > 0 $ ? $$ \mathcal{H}^{n-1}(\partial B(x,t)\cap ...
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Reference for an integral formula

Good morning, I'm reading a paper of W. Stoll in which the author uses some implicit facts (i.e. he states them without proofs and references) in measure theory. So I would like to ask the following ...
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Lebesgue Decomposition Theorem only true for Borel sets?

In Evan's book "Geometric Measure Theory and Fine Properties of Functions", we have the following two theorems: Differentiation Theorem for Radon measures. Let $\nu, \mu: \mathcal P(\Bbb R^n) \to ...
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A covering argument for metric Jacobian

Given a Lipschitz map between Carnot Groups $ f : G_1 \to G_2$, with homogeneous dilations $ \delta^1_s, \delta^2_s$, we have the almost everywhere Pansu derivative $ D_H f(x)(y) = \lim_{s\to 0} ...
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Density and $\lambda$ - measurability of a Radon measure

Question: Let $\lambda$ be a Radon measure on $\mathbb{R}^n$ and $A \subset \mathbb{R}^n$. Show that $$ \lim_{r \rightarrow 0} \frac{\lambda(A \cap B(x,r))}{\lambda(B(x,r))}=0 \ \ \ \text{for ...
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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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Measurability of points regular

I'm reviewing the proof of the theorem of oseledet the book Mañe: 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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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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Fourier dimension of a measure restricted to an open set

Suppose that the measure $\mu$ on $\mathbb{R}^n$ has Fourier dimension $\beta$, which is to say that $\beta= \sup\left\{\gamma \leq n : |\hat{\mu}(x)| \leq C(1+|x|)^{-\gamma/2}\right\}$. The Fourier ...
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Radon-Nikodym derivative of the Hausdorff measure transform

Let $H^{m}$ be the $m$-dimensional Hausdorff measure, let $D = \operatorname{diag }(d_1,...,d_k)$ be a nonsingular scale matrix. Consider the change of measure formula: $$ \int\limits_{A} f(Dx) \; ...
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Co-area formula involving non-integer Hausdorff measure

Is there any co-area formula involving non-integer Hausdorff dimension? Moreover is it sensible to write the following: Let $S$ be a subset in $ \mathbb{R}^n$ with Hausdorff dimension s ...
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How can a density be larger than $1$?

From Frank Morgan: Geometric Measure Theory, Fourth Edition: A Beginner's Guide, page 13,the $2$-dimensional density of the cone $x^2+y^2=z^2$ at $0$ is $\sqrt{2}$. I feel strange of that,roughly ...
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Online reference about Geometric Measure Theory.

I would like to find an online reference about the basics of Geometric Measure Theory. The reference should treat such things as regions and isoperimetric surfaces. Can you tell me, where I can find ...
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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: If $k<n$, then every $k-$dimensional subspace of $\mathbb{R}^{n}$ has ...
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Banach-Tarski Paradox on the middle third Cantor set

In analysis and topology, the middle third Cantor set $C$ is often a very interesting topic of discussion. My question is that is it possible to have some sort of measure preserving bijection $f: ...
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$\iint |x-y|^{-t} \,d\mu\, d\mu < \infty$ iff $t<1$

Consider the measure space $([0,1], \mathcal{L}([0,1]), \mu)$, where $\mu$ is the restriction of the Lebesgue measure to the closed interval $[0,1]$. I wish to show $\iint |x-y|^{-t} \,d\mu\, d\mu ...
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Show that an irregular 1-set in the plane is totally disconnected

A $1$-set is a Borel set such that $0 < \mathcal{H}^1(A) < \infty$, where $\mathcal{H}^s$ is the Hausdorff measure. Let $A$ be an irregular $1$-set in the plane. Deduce from the theorem below ...
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Hausdorff measure with non-power test function

At my analysis course some time ago we were told that there is definition of Hausdorff measure through the test functions which are continuous and non-decreasing $h:(0,\infty)\to(0,\infty)$ and ...
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Hausdorff dimension of a Sierpinski-like triangle

Define the set $A \subset \mathbb R^2$ by proceeding as follows. Let $A_0$ be a closed equilateral triangular region of side 1. $A_1$ are the three equilateral triangular regions of side $\frac 1 3$ ...
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Geometric Series with coin tosses

Suppose you toss a coin and observe the sequence of H’s and T’s. Let N denote the number of tosses until you see “TH” for the first time. For example, for the sequence HTTTTHHTHT, we needed N = 6 ...
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Prove that this function is Borel measurable

Prove that if $s\ge 0$, $f:\mathbb{R}^n\to\mathbb{R}^m$ is continuous and $K\subset\mathbb{R}^n$ is compact, then the function $$ F:\mathbb{R}^m\to [0,\infty]\\y\mapsto H^{s}(K\cap f^{-1}(\{y\})) $$ ...
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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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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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Two Definitions of Minkowski Dimension

I'm currently reading a paper. Let $F\subset\mathbb R^n$ and $\epsilon\gt0$, the paper defined $m^s(F):=\liminf_{\epsilon \to 0}\epsilon^{s-n}\lambda(F_\epsilon)$ and $M^s(F):=\limsup_{\epsilon \to ...
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A question about the proof of Rademacher theorem

I'm referring to the proof of Rademacher theorem due to C.B.Morrey (i'm reading it on Simon: 'Lectures on geometric measure theory').\ The proof can be summarized in the following steps:\ 1)For every ...
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How smooth is the distribution function of a convex polynomial?

Here is a prototype of the problem I have in mind: Let $P:\mathbb{R}^2\rightarrow\mathbb{R}$ be a strictly convex, nonnegative polynomial such that $P(0,0)=0$. Let $\alpha\geq 0$, and consider the ...
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Evaluating the limit for the Minkowski content of $F_{\alpha}=\{0,1,\frac{1}{2^{\alpha}},\frac{1}{3^{\alpha}},\frac{1}{4^{\alpha}},\dots\}$.

The Minkowski content is defined as $\displaystyle M_{\beta}(A)=\lim_{\delta \rightarrow 0} \frac{\mu(A_{\delta})}{(2\delta)^{1-\beta}}$ where $0 < \beta < 1$, $A \subset \mathbb{R}$, and ...
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question on existence of open set

Let $U$ be a bounded open set in $\mathbb{R}^n$ and $A$ be an open subset of $U$. Fixed $\epsilon >0$. Does there exist an open set $B \subset U$ such that $B \cap \overline{U} \ne \emptyset$ and ...
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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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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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About measure theoretic interior and boundary

Reference:- Evans-Gariepy, Federer, other books and notes of geometric measure thoery. I just want to clarify whether these definitions of measure theoretic interior and boundary are correct. Given ...
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The definition of $p$ capacity of a set $A\subset\mathbb{R}^n$

I am having a bit of difficult understanding the definition of the $p$-capacity of a set $A\subset\mathbb{R}^n$ and I was wondering if anyone would be able to clarify whether I have the right idea or ...
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Hausdorff Measure- Lower semi-continuity

By definition , when we are given a set $A \in \mathbb{R}^n$ , $$ H_\delta^{n-1} (\partial A ) = \inf \left\{ \sum_{j=1}^{\infty} \alpha_{n-1}\frac{1}{2^{n-1}} [\operatorname{diam}(U_j)] ^{n-1} ...
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Equality in the Isoperimetric Inequality

Stein and Shakarchi, in their book Real Analysis, the third volume of the Princeton Lectures in Analysis series, give a proof of the isoperimetric inequality for closed rectifiable curves in ...
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Blow-up of derivative of BV function at the jump set

"Motivation" Let $u\in BV(\mathbb{R}^n)$ be a function of bounded variation, and let $x\in J_u$ be a point in its jump set. For $\mathcal{H}^{n-1}$-a.e. such $x$, we can define the unit normal $\nu$ ...
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Proving a Certain Planar Measure Is Zero on Horizontal Lines

Question: Suppose $\mu$ is a measure on $\mathbb{R}^{2}$ with respect to which all open squares are measurable. Suppose $\mu$ has the following property: there exists a constant $\alpha\geq 1$ ...
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The Co-area formula for $BV$ function V.S. the co-area formula for $C^\infty$ functions

I am working on the proof of the co-area formula for $BV$ functions. Suppose $u\in BV(\Omega)$ then the co-area formula states that $$ \|Du\|(\Omega)=\int_{-\infty}^\infty \|\partial ...
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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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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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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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$L^1$ 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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Measures whose projections are absolutely continuous

Let $\mu$ be a finite Borel measure on the plane. Does there exist a characterization of the property that almost all (wrt rotations) projections of $\mu$ to lines on the plane are absolutely ...
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Estimate on the Hausdorff dimension of boundary of balls

I am reading Evans and Gariepy's book on GMT and I have a couple questions: 1) if E is a set of locally finite perimeter, is it true that E is $ \| \partial E\|$- measurable? 2) At a certain point, ...
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Is critical Haudorff measure a Frostman measure?

Let $K$ be a compact set in $\mathbb{R}^d$ of Hausdorff dimension $\alpha<d$, $H_\alpha(\cdot)$ the $\alpha$-dimensional Hausdorff measure. If $0<H_\alpha(K)<\infty$, is it necessarily true ...
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Estimating the missing points of a 3D point cloud

Consider a cloud of N points (forming a smooth 3D object), in which n points are missing. Also, consider that there is no prior knowledge about the original shape of the point cloud. The only ...