Analysis on fractals
The theory describes dynamical phenomena which occur on objects modelled by fractals. It studies questions such as "how does heat diffuse in a fractal?" and "How does a fractal vibrate?"
In the smooth case the operator that occurs most often in the equations modelling these questions is the Laplacian, so the starting point for the theory of analysis on fractals is to define a Laplacian on fractals. This turns out not to be a full differential operator in the usual sense but has many of the desired properties. There are a number of approaches to defining the Laplacian: probabilistic, analytical or measure theoretic.
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- Jun Kigami (2001). Analysis on Fractals. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-0-521-79321-6.
- Robert S. Strichartz (2006). Differential Equations on Fractals. Princeton. ISBN 978-0-691-12542-8.
- Pavel Exner, Jonathan P. Keating, Peter Kuchment, Toshikazu Sunada, and Alexander Teplyaev (2008). Analysis on graphs and its applications: Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Cambridge, UK, January 8-June 29, 2007. AMS Bookstore. ISBN 978-0-8218-4471-7.
- Analysis on Fractals, Robert S. Strichartz - Article in Notices of the AMS
- University of Connecticut - Analysis on fractals Research projects
- Calculus on fractal subsets of real line - I: formulation
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