© 1991

Fractals and Hyperspaces

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Part of the Lecture Notes in Mathematics book series (LNM, volume 1492)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VI
  2. Keith R. Wicks
    Pages 1-2
  3. Keith R. Wicks
    Pages 3-12
  4. Keith R. Wicks
    Pages 44-85
  5. Keith R. Wicks
    Pages 86-130
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 131-168

About these proceedings


Addressed to all readers with an interest in fractals, hyperspaces, fixed-point theory, tilings and nonstandard analysis, this book presents its subject in an original and accessible way complete with many figures. The first part of the book develops certain hyperspace theory concerning the Hausdorff metric and the Vietoris topology, as a foundation for what follows on self-similarity and fractality. A major feature is that nonstandard analysis is used to obtain new proofs of some known results much more slickly than before. The theory of J.E. Hutchinson's invariant sets (sets composed of smaller images of themselves) is developed, with a study of when such a set is tiled by its images and a classification of many invariant sets as either regular or residual. The last and most original part of the book introduces the notion of a "view" as part of a framework for studying the structure of sets within a given space. This leads to new, elegant concepts (defined purely topologically) of self-similarity and fractality: in particular, the author shows that many invariant sets are "visually fractal", i.e. have infinite detail in a certain sense. These ideas have considerable scope for further development, and a list of problems and lines of research is included.


Fractal Self-similarity fixedpoint hyperspace nonstandard analysis proof tiling

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Fractals and Hyperspaces
  • Authors Keith R. Wicks
  • Series Title Lecture Notes in Mathematics
  • Series Abbreviated Title Lecture Notes in Mathematics
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1991
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-540-54965-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-540-46610-9
  • Series ISSN 0075-8434
  • Series E-ISSN 1617-9692
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VIII, 172
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Topology
    Mathematical Logic and Foundations
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