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Local entropy averages and projections of fractal measures

Hochman, M and Shmerkin, P (2012) Local entropy averages and projections of fractal measures Annals of Mathematics, 175 (3). pp. 1001-1059.

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We show that for families of measures on Euclidean space which satisfy an ergodic-theoretic form of "self-similarity" under the operation of re-scaling, the dimension of linear images of the measure behaves in a semi-continuous way. We apply this to prove the following conjecture of Furstenberg: Let m,n be integers which are not powers of the same integer, and let X,Y be closed subsets of the unit interval which are invariant, respectively, under times-m mod 1 and times-n mod 1. Then, for any non-zero t: dim(X+tY)=min{1,dim(X)+dim(Y)}. A similar result holds for invariant measures, and gives a simple proof of the Rudolph-Johnson theorem. Our methods also apply to many other classes of conformal fractals and measures. As another application, we extend and unify Results of Peres, Shmerkin and Nazarov, and of Moreira, concerning projections of products self-similar measures and Gibbs measures on regular Cantor sets. We show that under natural irreducibility assumptions on the maps in the IFS, the image measure has the maximal possible dimension under any linear projection other than the coordinate projections. We also present applications to Bernoulli convolutions and to the images of fractal measures under differentiable maps.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Mathematics
Authors :
Hochman, M
Shmerkin, P
Date : 2012
DOI : 10.4007/annals.2012.175.3.1
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Additional Information : Copyright © 2012 Annals of Mathematics
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 27 Jan 2012 10:20
Last Modified : 31 Oct 2017 14:19

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