Multifractal Tubes

  • Lars Olsen
Part of the Trends in Mathematics book series (TM)


Tube formulas refer to study of volumes of r neighbourhoods of sets. For sets satisfying some (possible very weak) convexity conditions, this has a long history going back to Steiner in the early Nineteenth century. However, within the past 20 years, Lapidus has initiated and pioneered a systematic study of tube formulas for fractal sets. Following this line of investigation, it is natural to ask as to what extent it is possible to develop a theory of multifractal tubes. In this survey we will explain one approach to this problem based on Olsen (Multifractal tubes, Preprint, 2011). In particular, we will propose a general framework for studying tube formulas of multifractals and, as an example, we give a complete description of the asymptotic behaviour of the multifractal tube formulas for self-similar measures satisfying the Open Set Condition.


Hausdorff Dimension Borel Measure Weak Limit Multifractal Analysis Multifractal Spectrum 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Mathematics, School of Mathematics and StatisticsUniversity of St. AndrewsSt. AndrewsScotland, UK

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