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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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To show that the set point distant by 1 of a compact set has Lebesgue measure $0$

Could any one tell me how to solve this one? Let $K$ be a compact subset of $\mathbb{R}^n$, and $$A:=\{x\in\mathbb{R}^n:d(x,K)=1\}.$$ Show that $A$ has Lebesgue measure $0$. Thank you!
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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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Riemannian measure and Hausdorff measure in a general Riemannian Manifold

Let $ M $ be a Riemannian manifold and let $ \mu $ be its Riemannian measure. This is the measure obtained by Riesz reprersentation theorem such that for every continuous function with compact support ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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Measure theoretic definition of curl

Is there a good measure theoretic definition of curl? To give an idea of the sort of equation that I'm looking for, here's now I define grad and div. For the gradient, say we are given a Fréchet ...
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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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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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$L^1$ 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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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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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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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 ...
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Hausdorff dimensions of smooth but non-rectifiable curves

Smooth curves of finite length have a Hausdorff dimension of 1. How about smooth but non-rectifiable (i.e. infinite-length) curves? Are they also of Hausdorff dimension 1, or does it depend on the ...
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Haar measure on the groups SO(n) and SO(n,m)

Would you please give me some information about Haar measure on special orthogonal group SO(n) and indefinite special orthogonal group SO(n,m)? Thank you so much!