Fractal Zeta Functions and Fractal Drums

Higher-Dimensional Theory of Complex Dimensions

  • Michel L. Lapidus
  • Goran Radunović
  • Darko Žubrinić

Part of the Springer Monographs in Mathematics book series (SMM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xl
  2. Michel L. Lapidus, Goran Radunović, Darko Žubrinić
    Pages 1-42
  3. Michel L. Lapidus, Goran Radunović, Darko Žubrinić
    Pages 43-184
  4. Michel L. Lapidus, Goran Radunović, Darko Žubrinić
    Pages 185-244
  5. Michel L. Lapidus, Goran Radunović, Darko Žubrinić
    Pages 245-405
  6. Michel L. Lapidus, Goran Radunović, Darko Žubrinić
    Pages 407-538
  7. Michel L. Lapidus, Goran Radunović, Darko Žubrinić
    Pages 539-576
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 577-655

About this book


This monograph gives a state-of-the-art and accessible treatment of a new general higher-dimensional theory of complex dimensions, valid for arbitrary bounded subsets of Euclidean spaces, as well as for their natural generalization, relative fractal drums. It provides a significant extension of the existing theory of zeta functions for fractal strings to fractal sets and arbitrary bounded sets in Euclidean spaces of any dimension. Two new classes of fractal zeta functions are introduced, namely, the distance and tube zeta functions of bounded sets, and their key properties are investigated. The theory is developed step-by-step at a slow pace, and every step is well motivated by numerous examples, historical remarks and comments, relating the objects under investigation to other concepts. Special emphasis is placed on the study of complex dimensions of bounded sets and their connections with the notions of Minkowski content and Minkowski measurability, as well as on fractal tube formulas. It is shown for the first time that essential singularities of fractal zeta functions can naturally emerge for various classes of fractal sets and have a significant geometric effect. The theory developed in this book leads naturally to a new definition of fractality, expressed in terms of the existence of underlying geometric oscillations or, equivalently, in terms of the existence of nonreal complex dimensions.  

The connections to previous extensive work of the first author and his collaborators on geometric zeta functions of fractal strings are clearly explained. Many concepts are discussed for the first time, making the book a rich source of new thoughts and ideas to be developed further. The book contains a large number of open problems and describes many possible directions for further research. The beginning chapters may be used as a part of a course on fractal geometry. The primary readership is aimed at graduate students and researchers working in Fractal Geometry and other related fields, such as Complex Analysis, Dynamical Systems, Geometric Measure Theory, Harmonic Analysis, Mathematical Physics, Analytic Number Theory and the Spectral Theory of Elliptic Differential Operators. The book should be accessible to nonexperts and newcomers to the field.


Minkowski measureable distance zeta function fractal drum fractal set fractal zeta function tube zeta function zeta function geometric zeta function fractal string relative fractal drum Minkowski content Dirichlet series cone property exponent sequence Cantor set

Authors and affiliations

  • Michel L. Lapidus
    • 1
  • Goran Radunović
    • 2
  • Darko Žubrinić
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of MathematicsUniversity of CaliforniaRiversideUSA
  2. 2.Department of Applied MathematicsUniversity of ZagrebZagrebCroatia
  3. 3.Department of Applied MathematicsUniversity of ZagrebZagrebCroatia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Mathematics and Statistics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-44704-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-44706-3
  • Series Print ISSN 1439-7382
  • Series Online ISSN 2196-9922
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