Hausdorff dimension, box dimension, packing dimension and similar concepts.

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### A “dimension” for Tychonoff spaces

It's well-known that any Tychonoff space $X$ can be embedded in $[0,1]^k$ for some cardinal $k$. It's natural to ask what the smallest such $k$ is (let's call it $k(X)$). However, this probably ...

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### Geometric measures different from Hausdorff

$\newcommand{\RR}{\mathbb{R}}\newcommand{\calF}{\mathcal{F}}\newcommand{\diam}{\mathrm{diam}}$
In geometric measure theory there are various notions of $m$-dimensional measure for sets $A\subset ...

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### Global dimension of a subalgebra with all units

(All rings here are always assumed to be unital and associative).
Setup
Let $R$ be a ring, and $A$ and $B$ be $R$-algebras, with $A$ a commutative subalgebra of $B$ satisfying:
If $u$ is a unit ...

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### Dimensions of self-affine sets

Let $A$ be a $2\times 2$ matrix which we assume to be contracting, i.e., the exists $\alpha\in(0,1)$ such that
$$
\|A {\mathbf x}\|_2\le \alpha\|{\mathbf x}\|_2,\quad \forall {\mathbf x}\in\mathbb ...

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### Hochschild cohomology and formal smoothness

Hochschild cohomology can be used to characterise formal smoothness of unital associative algebras; in that such an algebra $A$ is formally smooth if and only if it is of Hochschild cohomological ...

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### Zero-dimensional space

Let $X$ be a topological space with the following property: for any open subset $A$ of $X$ there is a collection of clopen subsets $\{A_{\alpha} : \alpha\in S\}$ such that ...

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### Is there a better function (linear or even a projection)?

Let $A$ be a finite $n$-element set. Let $\mathbb R^A$ be an $n$-dimensional Euclidean space (with the ordinary Euclidean distance). Let $X$ be an arbitrary topological space. Consider a continuous ...

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### infinite dimensional CAT(0) groups

Usually a CAT(0) group is defined to be a group acting properly isometrically and cocompactly on a CAT(0) space, but I would like to consider only those groups that act properly, isometrically and ...

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### When does the homological dimension of a tensor product equal the sum of dimensions?

The notion of dimension I prefer most is right global dimension, but the question can also be asked for other notions (e.g. weak dimension, injective dimension, Krull dimension). Letting $d$ be ...

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### Why do convex polytope options constrict with dimension, rather than expand?

There are an infinite number of regular polygons in the plane,
five regular polyhedra,
six regular polytopes in $\mathbb{R}^4$,
and then three regular polytopes in every dimension $d > 4$.
There ...

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### Rank of a module

What's wrong with defining the rank of a finitely generated module over any (commutative) ring to be just the smallest number of generators? All books I know define rank only locally this way. But why ...

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### Do constructible sets have Krull dimension?

Let $(I,\leq)$ be a poset. Recall that the Krull dimension of $I$ is defined as follows:
-- $K.dim(I)=-1$ if and only if $I=\{0\}$;
-- if $\alpha$ is an ordinal and we already defined what it means ...

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### Multifractal Analysis and Dimension Spectrum of Unions

Consider the classical Multifractal Analysis, and the decomposition of the state space $X$ into level sets
$$X=\bigcup_{\alpha}\left\{x\mid d_\mu(x)=\alpha\right\}\cup\left\{x\mid d_\mu(x) ...

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### Lebesgue dimension of closures satisfying the Z-set condition

Given any subspace $A\subset X$ of a topological space with Lebesgue dimension $\le N$.
Let $\bar{A}$ denote the closure of $A$. Assume, that the pair $(\bar{A},A)$ satisfies the Z-set condition, ...

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### Nonseparable example in dimension theory?

Could you give me an example of a complete metric space with covering dimension $> n$ all of which closed separable subsets have covering dimension $\le n$?
The question closely related to ...

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### Is there a survey of recent work relating to the Hausdorff dimension of sets defined through some restriction of digits?

I am familiar with the work of Helmut Cajar, but his book is thirty years old and it's clear that there has been substantial progress since then. I have been spending a lot of time looking through ...

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### Possible Hausdorff dimension of intersection of Besicovitch-Eggleston like sets

Let $b \geq 2$ be an integer and suppose that $v=(p_0,\cdots,p_{b-1})$ be a probability vector. Let $S_{b,v}$ be the set of real numbers whose $b$-ary expansion has the digit $k$ with relative ...

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### Arithmetic products of Cantor sets.

Let $A,B\subseteq \mathbb{R}$ be two Cantor sets. What is known about the arithmetic product
$AB=\lbrace ab|a\in A, b\in B\rbrace$? In particular, what is known in the case that the sets are ...

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### A notion of a 'coarse', parametrized dimension of an object, where the parameter determines how finely we can distinguish (say) a very thin rod from a line

I apologize for the clumsy wording of the title-- what I'm looking for is a notion of an integer-valued dimension $d_{\epsilon}$, which we parametrize by a real positive number $\epsilon$, of, say, a ...

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### Pathological Examples of Dimension

I am trying to wrap my head around all the different notions of dimension (and their equivalences). To get a sense of this, it would be nice to know the subtle difficulties that arise. I thus think it ...

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### When does the rank of a module behave sub-multiplicatively under tensoring?

Let $\cal{E}$ be a finitely generated projective bimodule over a (noncommutative) algebra $A$. Moreover, let us assume that $\cal{E}$ is of finite rank $n$. The tensor product
$
\cal{E} \otimes_A ...

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### Hutchinson's formula for asymptotically homogeneous Cantor sets

As everyone knows, the standard middle-thirds Cantor set is constructed by dividing the interval into three equal parts, removing the middle one, then applying the same procedure to the remaining two ...

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### Different definitions of the dimension of an algebra

I know of three ways to define the dimension of a finitely-generated commutative algebra A over a field F:
The Gelfand-Kirillov (GK) dimension, based on the growth of the Hilbert function.
The Krull ...

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### Krull dimension <= transcendence degree?

Let $k$ be a field, and $A$ a $k$-domain, so that the fraction field of $A$ has transcendence degree $n$ over $k$.
If $A$ is finitely-generated over $k$, then $A$ has Krull dimension $n$ (Theorem A ...

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### Can the isoperimetric dimension of a d-generated group attain any value?

Background
The isoperimetric dimension of a finitely generated group $G$, which we denote by $\dim(G)$, is the largest number $d$ such that any Cayley graph $\Gamma$ of $G$ (constructed with respect ...

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### On some finiteness properties for schemes

Consider the following properties of scheme $X$:
A: $X$ is of finite type over $\mathbb{Z}$
B: $X$ is Noetherian
C: $X$ is of finite Krull dimension
What implications are there between these ...

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### Tessellating $\mathbb{R}^n$ by bricks.

Let us call the $\ell_1$-product of intervals $[0,k_1]\times...\times [0,k_n]$ a brick of size $k_1+...+k_n$. Consider a tessellation $T$ of $\mathbb{R^n}$ by (shifted) bricks so that every point ...

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### Is there an axiomatic approach of the notion of dimension ?

There are many notions of dimension : algebraic, topological, Hausdorff, Minkowski... (and others).
While the topological one generalize the algebraic one, the last three need not coincide for every ...

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### existence of fractal [closed]

I have a question about fractals;
Suppose $\alpha\in[0,1]$ is real number, is there any fractal $F_\alpha$, such that $Dimension(F_\alpha)=\alpha$?
If yes, do we have any method to construct such ...

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### dimension of a real affine variety

Let $V$ be a real affine variety in $\mathbb R^n$, i.e. the zero set of a real polynomial $p(x_1,\dots,x_n)$. Consider the following three definitions of the dimension of $V$, $dim(V)$.
Definition ...

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### minimum space dimension to place n-points knowing pairwise distances

Hi everyone,
Let P be a set of n points.
Assuming I know the pairwise distances for each pair of points.
What would be the minimum dimension of the space in which I could place those n points with ...

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### Quantitative measurement of infinite dimensionality

I recently encountered the metric mean dimension, which is a numerical metric invariant of (discrete time, compact space) dynamical systems that refines topological entropy for infinite-entropy ...

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### Simple definition of the Hausdorff measure using squared paper

I am giving a "non-technical" seminar in which I would like to give an elementary introduction to the Hausdorff dimension and measure.
For simplicity, I was hoping to give a more intuitive ...

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### Decompose a set into sets of Hausdorff-dimension n-1

Assume we can decompose a set $A$ in $\mathbb{R^n}$ of Hausdorff-dimension n into sets $(A_t)$ $t\in [0,1]$ of Hausdorff-dimension n-1 whose n-1-dimensional volume is known (for example is zero).
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### dimension of induced comodule

Let $\pi : G --> H$ be epimorphism of Hopf superalgebras, where $G$ be an quantum super group of function on $GL(m|n)$, $H$ be an quantum group of function on $GL(m) \otimes GL(n)$; $W$ an finite ...

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### Hausdorff dimension of graphs .

Is there an easy way to calculate the Hausdorff dimension of the graph of a real "elementary" function, like $f(x)=\sin(1/x)$ ?

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### Hausdorff dimension of inverse images.

Let $f: \mathbb{R}^d \to \mathbb{R}$ be a continuous function. Let $t \in (\inf(f), \sup(f))$ and define $C = f^{-1} (t)$. Is it true that the Hausdorff dimension of C is $\geq d -1$? If no how does ...

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### Dimension of subalgebras of a matrix algebra

If n is given and A is a subalgebra of M_n(C), the algebra of n-by-n matrices with entries in the field of complex numbers, then what are the possible values of dimension of A as a vector space over ...

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### What the heck is the Continuum Hypothesis doing in Weibel's Homological Algebra?

On page 98 of Weibel's An Introduction to Homological Algebra he mentions that the ring $R = \prod_{i=1}^\infty \mathbb{C}$ has global dimension $\geq 2$ with equality iff the continuum hypothesis ...

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### Is there a relationship between the right global dimensions of R and R[1/v]?

A few days ago I asked a similar question about Krull dimension and got fantastic answers. Unfortunately, for the application I have in mind (a question on ring spectra), Krull dimension doesn't ...

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### Can we say anything about the Krull dimension of a localization?

I'm looking for a theorem of the form
If $R$ is a nice ring and $v$ is a reasonable element in $R$ then Kr.Dim$(R[\frac{1}{v}])$ must be either Kr.Dim$(R)$ or Kr.Dim$(R)-1$.
My attempts to do ...

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### Finite topological dimension x local compactness

Of course, the two notions are independent one from the other, but often one of them implies the other under some additional hypotheses. For instance:
A topological vector space is finite dimensional ...

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### Dimensionality of a map — distance

Hello, I am looking for some words to describe what going on here. I'm sure this is not an original thought, so I'd like to read up on more from others who have thought out this topic further.
FORMAT
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### systems of parameters vs. minimal “exhausting” systems in a Noetherian local ring

Hello,
Probably this is a very easy question.
Fix a Noetherian local ring $A$, and an $A$-module of finite type $M$.
Lets call a system $ x_1 , \ldots , x_m \in \mathfrak{m}$ $M$-exhausting, if $M / ...

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### Hausdorff Dimension of non-locally maximal hyperbolic sets

We're referencing Yakov Pesin's "Dimension Theory in Dynamical Systems" in an effort to compute the Hausdorff dimension of a particular invariant set $\Lambda$ of a hyperbolic toral automorphism. ...

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### Example in dimension theory

Could you give me an example of a complete metric space wiht covering dimension $> n$ all of which compact subsets have covering dimension $\le n$?

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### Analogues of Luzin's theorem

If $X$ is a compact metric space and $\mu$ is a Borel probability measure on $X$, then the space $C(X)$ of continuous real-valued functions on $X$ is a closed nowhere dense subset of ...

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### Topological dimension, is it local?

Let $n\in\mathbb N$ and $X$ be a complete metric space.
Assume that there is $\epsilon>0$ such that
$$\dim B_\epsilon(x)\le n$$
for any $x\in X$.
Is it true that $\dim X\le n$?
Here ...

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### Non-Hölder continuous devil's staircases

Let $f:[0,1]\to[0,1]$ be a devil's staircase in the usual sense. (That is, $f$ is continuous, non-decreasing, $f'=0$ on a set of full Lebesgue measure.) We also require the complement to the set where ...

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### Does the Hausdorff dimension depend on the L^p-norm?

A simple question from someone new to the field:
In a metric space, the Hausdorff dimension of a subset is defined by covering the subset with $\epsilon$-balls and looking at how the number of ...