Differentiable Structures on Fractal Like Sets, Determined by Intrinsic Scaling Functions on Dual Cantor Sets

  • Dennis Sullivan
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSB, volume 176)


There is an easy notion of differentiate structure on a topological space. In the case of an embedded Cantor set in the line the differentiate structure records the fine scale geometrical structure. We will discuss two examples from the theory of one dimensional smooth dynamical systems, namely Cantor sets dynamically defined by i) folding maps on the boundary of chaos,and by ii) smooth expanding maps.


Scaling Function Scaling FUNCT Ratio Function Difference Quotient Differentiable Structure 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Dennis Sullivan
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  1. 1.The Graduate School and University CenterCity University of New YorkNew YorkUSA

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