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By A.A. Kirillov

Since Benoit Mandelbrot's pioneering paintings within the overdue Nineteen Seventies, ratings of study articles and books were released regarding fractals. regardless of the amount of literature within the box, the final point of theoretical figuring out has remained low; so much paintings is aimed both at too mainstream an viewers to accomplish any intensity or at too really good a neighborhood to accomplish common use. Written by means of celebrated mathematician and educator A.A. Kirillov, A story of 2 Fractals is meant to aid bridge this hole, offering an unique therapy of fractals that's immediately available to novices and sufficiently rigorous for critical mathematicians. The paintings is designed to provide younger, non-specialist mathematicians a pretty good starting place within the concept of fractals, and, within the method, to equip them with publicity to numerous geometric, analytical, and algebraic instruments with purposes throughout different areas.

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This property has an important corollary. 1 (Maximum principle). Assume that is a connected domain with boundary (denoted by @ ). Then any nonconstant real harmonic function on attains its maximal value only on the boundary. , such that f j@ D '). y/. The measure x is called Poisson measure, and in the case of a smooth boundary, it is given by a density x / that is a smooth function of x 2 and y 2 @ . A/ (as a probability of reaching the boundary in a set A starting from x and moving randomly along ).

1 C F / : Here, as always, when an arithmetic operation is applied to a set, it means that it is applied to each element of the set. A picture of this set is shown in Fig. 8 (taken from the book [Edg90]). 3. Let ! D e 3 , a cube root of 1. ? S / for such a system? 3. Continued Fractions There is one more interesting numerical system related to the notion of continued fraction. Let k D fk1 ; k2 ; : : : g be a finite or infinite system of positive integers. 4) as n ! 1 if the sequence k is infinite.

Consider the triangular piece of the infinite gasket that is based on the segment Œk 1; k C 1. It is shown in Fig. 4. We denote the values of at the points k 1; k; k C1 by a ; a; aC respectively. Then the values bC ; b ; c in the remaining vertices shown in Fig. l/ is an integer when l < 2n . 42 3 Harmonic Functions on the Sierpi´nski Gasket The result is c D 5a 2a 3a C 2aC ; 5 bC D 2a 2aC ; b D 2a 2aC C 3a : 5 Consider now the functions g˙ W ! k ˙ /. Knowing the boundary values of the corresponding harmonic functions on pieces of S, we can write a˙ C b˙ 2 g˙ .

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