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Open problems in Federer's Geometric Measure Theory

I wanted to know if the problems mentionned in this book are solved. More specifically, at some places, the author says that he doesn't know the answer, for example :"I do not know whether this ...
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Wiener measure of hitting sets A,B but not C (or easier hitting A but not C)

I am trying to formulate the measure of event $E=\{B[0\infty)\cap A,B \neq \varnothing$ and $B[0\infty)\cap C= \varnothing\}$, where $B[0\infty)$ is a Brownian path and $A,B,C$ are pairwise ...
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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 $A\subset ...
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Probability of hitting a Borel set by transient Brownian motion ($d\geq 3$)

I am looking for references/progress made in estimating the hitting probability for Borel sets. For spheres we have $P_{x}(T_{B_{r}(0)}<\infty)=(\frac{|r|}{|x|})^{d-2}$, where $x=B_{0}$ for ...
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An integral estimate over rotations of the dyadic grid

I'm currently reading the paper Rectifiable Sets and the Traveling Salesman Problem (link) by Peter Jones (Invent. math. 102, 1-15 (1990)), and am having trouble understanding an integral estimate ...
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Regularity of intersection of Lipschitz boundaries

I am interested in the regularity of the "$n-1$ dimensional boundary" of the intersection of two Lipschitz boundaries, in particular I would like to know if this boundary always has zero $n-1$ ...
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isoperimetric problems on Alexandrov spaces

For an Alexandrov space M with curvature bounded from below, the isoperimetric profile $v \to I_M(v)$ defined for every $v\in (0,V(M))$ (the volume of M might be infinite), is given by $$ ...
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Besicovitch Covering Lemma on Manifolds

The classical Besicovitch covering lemma (BCL) asserts that for any $d \geq 1$, there is a constant $N(d)$ with the following property. If $A \subset \mathbb{R}^d$ is any subset and $r : A \to (0,R]$ ...
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The Mahler conjecture and non-zonoidal 3-polytopes (4-polytopes)

I have been working on the Mahler conjecture for over a year now and have made some progress for certain classes of convex polytopes and I'm now attempting to write up my results specified to ...
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Convex functions with non-singular hessian measure are continuously differentiable?

It is known that every convex function $f: \Omega\to \mathbb{R}$, $\Omega$ convex subset of $\mathbb{R}^n$, has a weak derivative of bounded variation $Df\in BV_{loc}(\mathbb{R}^n)$ (e.g. Evans and ...
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Perimeter of a 'trapped' convex set

Consider the following setup: three bounded, 'nice' convex sets $A \subseteq B \subsetneq C \subset \mathbb{R}^2$, and three points $x,y,z\in \partial A\cap \partial B\cap \partial C$ (see edit ...
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Is the countable intersection of residual sets in [0,1] with Hausdorff dimension 1 of full Hausdorff dimension?

Let $E_k\subset [0,1]$ be residual subsets (i.e. containing dense $G_\delta $ set) with $E_{k+1}\subset E_k$ and $\dim_HE_k=1, \forall k.$ My question is : $\dim_H\bigcap_k E_k=1?$ Thanks.
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Does the centroid depend continuously on the curve?

Let $\gamma$ be a piecewise smooth curve in $\mathbb{R}^n$. Recall that the centroid of $\gamma$ is the point $(\overline{x}, \overline{y})$ where $\overline{x}$ is the average value of $x$ on ...
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Two equivalent measures on the real Grassmannians?

Denote by $G(n,k)$ the real Grassmannian, the set of $k$-dimensional subspaces of $\mathbb{R}^n$. It is a topological space, even metrizable (see A metric for Grassmannians), and so it is a ...
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Finding density of Haar measure relative to the Liouville volume measure on $\frac{G^{\mathbb{C}}}{P}$

Let $G$ be a connected compact Lie group and $G^{\mathbb{C}}$ be the complexification of the Lie group $G$ then we know that by polar decomposition we can write $G^{\mathbb{C}}\cong G\times ...
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Can Hausdorff dimension make sets into a Tropical Semiring?

If $X$ is a metric space, we construct Hausdorff $d$ measure from the outer measure \begin{equation} H^d(U) = \lim_{\delta \to 0}\inf\left\{\sum_{i=1}^\infty \left(\text{diam}(E_i)\right)^d : ...
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Measure of points with small neighborhood in convex bodies

Let $K \subseteq \mathbb{R}^n$ be a "fat" convex body, i.e. one that contains a ball of radius 1. I'm interested in the following question about points $y \in K$: If you take a normally distributed $e ...
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Brakke's theorem for gap in entropy between self-shrinkers

In their paper The round sphere minimizes entropy among closed self shrinkers, Colding-Ilmanen-Minicozzi-White state "It follows from Brakke's theorem that $\mathbb{R}^n$ has the least entropy of any ...
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Is the speed of a curve in $ \ell^\infty $ zero a.e. if the derivative of each component is zero a.e.?

Let $ A $ be an $ \mathcal{H}^1$-measurable subset of $ \mathbb{R} $ and $ \gamma \colon A \subseteq \mathbb{R} \to \ell^\infty $ be a Lipschitz mapping with the Lipschitz constant $ L $. Also, assume ...
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Lower-Hölder embeddings of the sphere

My question is very simple: Given $d\ge 3$, does there exist $s\in (0,1)$ and an embedding $f:S^{d-1}\to \mathbb{R}^d$ such that $$ |f(x)-f(y)| \ge |x-y|^s \quad\textrm{if } |x-y|<r, $$ for ...
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Compact Riemannian manifold with maximum average distance

Given a compact connected Riemannian $2$-manifold $M$ with positive curvature (thus by Gauß-Bonnet, $M$ is diffeomorphic to a 2-sphere) and diameter 1, what is the supremum (as $M$ varies over all ...
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Function from a compact metric space to the subsets of the naturals

Let $X$ be a compact metric space, and $\mu$ a Borel probability measure. For $S\subset\mathbb{N}$ we denote the upper density with $\overline{D}(S).$ Let $f:X\rightarrow2^{\mathbb{N}}$ be a ...
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Lipschitz boundary vs rectifiable curve boundary

I was looking at an old paper about domains with Lipschitz boundary. I am wondering, suppose that the boundary of a compact domain homeomorphic to a disk is a rectifiable injective curve : is this ...
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Hausdorff measure of the zero set

Let $f : \mathbb R^n\to \mathbb R$ continuous, for which there exist $x,y\in\mathbb R^n$, such that $f(x)f(y)<0$. Is it true that the Hausdorff dimension of the zero set of $f$ is at least $n-1$?
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Minimal length of connection

I wonder if someone has an example which answers the following problem. Find $X\subseteq\mathbb R^n$ bounded, such that the set $$ \{ \mathcal H^1(S) \colon S\cup X \text{ connected}\} $$ does not ...
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A special case of the Divergence theorem

I am interested in the following statement: Let $F$ be a vector field in $\mathbb{R}^n$ that is $C^1$-smooth in a domain $U$, continuous up to the boundary $\partial U$, and vanishing on ...
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Are planar Lipschitz curves countable unions of graphs?

More precisely: Question: Let $\gamma \colon [0,1] \to \mathbb{R}^2$ be Lipschitz. Do there exist Borel (or Suslin) sets $A_i \subset \mathbb{R}^2$ and directions $v_i \in \mathbb{R}^2$, for ...
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The constant vector field lemma in White's paper [closed]

When I read White's paper (Comment. Math. Helvetici, 1989) named: "A new proof of the compactness theorem for integral currents", I am confused about lemma 2.2, the constant vector field lemma. Can ...
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Are there any good techniques for calculating Hausdorff measure?

I'm aware that many techniques have been developed for the purpose of calculating Hausdorff dimension (although I'm fairly unfamiliar with them), but my question is whether or not we have any good ...
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How to define a generalized differential form through its values on submanifolds

Suppose we're in $\mathbb R^n$, and we have a function on line segments ,$\omega(I)$, with values in $\mathbb R$. Give sufficient conditions for $\omega$ to be given by a generalized 1-form (that is, ...
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Hausdorff measure and projections

Fix $ k \in \mathbb{N} $ and let $ H^k $ be the $k$-dimensional Hausdorff measure on $\ell^\infty $. Also, if $ V $ is a subspace of $ \ell^\infty $, we denote the projection onto $ V $ by $ \pi_V $. ...
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(n-1)-dimensional normal currents and Smirnov's paper

I don't know much about currents, but I saw a paper of Smirnov which seems relevant to a problem I am working on. In the very last paragraph of page 848 of the following paper ...
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$X$ Polish geodesic implies $(P_2(X), W_2)$ geodesic

If $X,d$ is a complete and separable space then the space of Borel probability measures with finite second moment on $X$ endowed with the Wasserstein distance $W_2$ is geodesic. I am looking for ...
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Can a compact metrizable space be determined by its Hausdorff measures?

Suppose that $(X,d)$ is a compact metric space. Now suppose that $h:[0,a]\rightarrow[0,b]$ is a continuous function with $h(0)=0$ where if $x\leq y$, then $h(x)\leq h(y)$. Then define ...
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Monotonicity and perturbation of $J$-holomorphic curves

In a symplectic manifold $(M, \omega)$, $J$-holomorphic curves are special minimal surfaces if $J$ is compatible with the symplectic structure and the metric is induced by $\omega$ and $J$. Minimal ...
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Banach algebra of BV functions

I would like to find a reference for the proof that functions of bounded variation make a Banach algebra. Same question for $BV\cap L^\infty$.
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Measures whose projections are absolutely continuous

Since my question was not answered on MSE, I would like to ask it here. Let $\mu$ be a finite Borel measure on the plane. Does there exist a characterization of the property that almost all (wrt ...
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Do the interiors of curves of constant width admit “linear” measures?

Concise question: In two dimensions, do all shapes of constant width admit a measure over their interior such that for any two parallel lines intersecting the shape, the area between them under the ...
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dimension of a union of grassmannians

I'm working on a dynamical systems problem and have arrived at a naive question in differential topology? geometric measure theory? I have a smooth path $\gamma\colon \mathbb R\to\mathcal ...
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decreasing rearrangements: why the asymmetry of measure-preserving maps?

Ryff proved in 1970 that the decreasing rearrangement $f^*$ of a, say, continuous function $f:[0,1]\to\mathbb{R}$ admits a measure preserving map $\phi$ such that $f=f^*\circ\phi$. In general it is ...
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Hausdorff measure on the sphere is well defined?

Given $n\in\mathbb{N}$, consider the $\ell_2$ unit sphere $\mathbb{S}^{n}\subset\mathbb{R}^{n+1}$ equipped with its "geodesic" metric $\rho_n$ defined as: $\rho_n(x,y)=\arccos \Big(\langle ...
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Technical question on perimeter of level sets

Sorry for asking such a basic question, but this is not my area of expertise. In my work I'm using the coarea formula: for $\Omega \subseteq \mathbb{R}^n$ open and bounded, and $u : \Omega \to ...
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Doubling space without Besicovitch covering theorem?

A metric space is doubling if any ball of radius $2R$ can be covered by $N$ balls of radius $R$ and $N$ is fixed once forever. Is there an example of complete length-metric space which is ...
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Measurable projection theorem

Hi ; i have this theorem from the book :Set-valued analysis Let $(\Omega,\mathcal{A},\mu)$ be a complete $\sigma$-finite measure space , $X$ a complete separable metric space and ...
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Why are currents named currents?

Why do currents, functionals on compactly supported differentiable n-forms, bear the name they do? I've assumed that it has something to do with an electrical current being formalized as a vector ...
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Measure Preserving Maps from the Square to the Cube

There is a measure preserving map from the unit interval onto the unit cube that is Lipschitz of order 1/2, that is $|f(x)-f(y)| \leq A |x-y|^{1/2}$. By considering the image of small intervals, one ...
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Extension of measures from the ball sigma-algebra to the borel sigma-algebra

Let $X$ be a metric space, $\Sigma_{1}$ the borel sigma algebra and $\Sigma_{2}$ the sigma algebra generated by balls (open and closed). If $\mu$ is a probability measure on $\Sigma_{2}$ can it be ...
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Approximating Jordan curves

I'd like to capture the intuitive notion that a Jordan curve $\gamma_2$ “follows” or “approximates” another Jordan curve $\gamma_1$, i.e. goes somehow “parallel” ...
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Is there any known condition for the following property?

For a mapping $f: \Omega\to \bf{R}^n$, what kind of condition ensures that the one-dimensional Hausdorff measure of $f^{-1}(E)$ is zero whenever $E$ is of zero one-dimensional Hausdorff measure zero. ...
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Hausdorff dimension of convex set in ${\bf R}^n$

I wanto know the smoothness of convex set in ${\bf R}^n$. Recall the following definition. Definition : $X$ is a bounded closed convex set in ${\bf R}^n$ if for $x$, $y\in X$, the any ...