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AuthorLapidus, Michel L. author
TitleFractal Geometry and Number Theory [electronic resource] : Complex Dimensions of Fractal Strings and Zeros of Zeta Functions / by Michel L. Lapidus, Machiel van Frankenhuysen
ImprintBoston, MA : Birkhรคuser Boston, 2000
Connect tohttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4612-5314-3
Descript XII, 268 p. online resource

CONTENT

1 Complex Dimensions of Ordinary Fractal Strings -- 1.1 The Geometry of a Fractal String -- 1.2 The Geometric Zeta Function of a Fractal String -- 1.3 The Frequencies of a Fractal String and the Spectral Zeta Function -- 1.4 Higher-Dimensional Analogue: Fractal Sprays -- 2 Complex Dimensions of Self-Similar Fractal Strings -- 2.1 The Geometric Zeta Function of a Self-Similar String -- 2.2 Examples of Complex Dimensions of Self-Similar Strings -- 2.3 The Lattice and Nonlattice Case -- 2.4 The Structure of the Complex Dimensions -- 2.5 The Density of the Poles in the Nonlattice Case -- 2.6 Approximating a Fractal String and Its Complex Dimensions -- 3 Generalized Fractal Strings Viewed as Measures -- 3.1 Generalized Fractal Strings -- 3.2 The Frequencies of a Generalized Fractal String -- 3.3 Generalized Fractal Sprays -- 3.4 The Measure of a Self-Similar String -- 4 Explicit Formulas for Generalized Fractal Strings -- 4.1 Introduction -- 4.2 Preliminaries: The Heaviside Function -- 4.3 The Pointwise Explicit Formulas -- 4.4 The Distributional Explicit Formulas -- 4.5 Example: The Prime Number Theorem -- 5 The Geometry and the Spectrum of Fractal Strings -- 5.1 The Local Terms in the Explicit Formulas -- 5.2 Explicit Formulas for Lengths and Frequencies -- 5.3 The Direct Spectral Problem for Fractal Strings -- 5.4 Self-Similar Strings -- 5.5 Examples of Non-Self-Similar Strings -- 5.6 Fractal Sprays -- 6 Tubular Neighborhoods and Minkowski Measurability -- 6.1 Explicit Formula for the Volume of a Tubular Neighborhood -- 6.2 Minkowski Measurability and Complex Dimensions -- 6.3 Examples -- 7 The Riemann Hypothesis, Inverse Spectral Problems and Oscillatory Phenomena -- 7.1 The Inverse Spectral Problem -- 7.2 Complex Dimensions of Fractal Strings and the Riemann Hypothesis -- 7.3 Fractal Sprays and the Generalized Riemann Hypothesis -- 8 Generalized Cantor Strings and their Oscillations -- 8.1 The Geometry of a Generalized Cantor String -- 8.2 The Spectrum of a Generalized Cantor String -- 9 The Critical Zeros of Zeta Functions -- 9.1 The Riemann Zeta Function: No Critical Zeros in an Arithmetic Progression -- 9.2 Extension to Other Zeta Functions -- 9.3 Extension to L-Series -- 9.4 Zeta Functions of Curves Over Finite Fields -- 10 Concluding Comments -- 10.1 Conjectures about Zeros of Dirichlet Series -- 10.2 A New Definition of Fractality -- 10.3 Fractality and Self-Similarity -- 10.4 The Spectrum of a Fractal Drum -- 10.5 The Complex Dimensions as Geometric Invariants -- Appendices -- A Zeta Functions in Number Theory -- A.l The Dedekind Zeta Function -- A.3 Completion of L-Series, Functional Equation -- A.4 Epstein Zeta Functions -- A.5 Other Zeta Functions in Number Theory -- B Zeta Functions of Laplacians and Spectral Asymptotics -- B.l Weylโ{128}{153}s Asymptotic Formula -- B.2 Heat Asymptotic Expansion -- B.3 The Spectral Zeta Function and Its Poles -- B.4 Extensions -- B.4.1 Monotonic Second Term -- References -- Conventions -- Symbol Index -- List of Figures -- Acknowledgements


Mathematics Algebraic geometry Differential geometry Number theory Mathematics Number Theory Algebraic Geometry Differential Geometry



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