Complex Dimensions of Ordinary Fractal Strings

  • Michel L. Lapidus
  • Machiel van Frankenhuijsen
Part of the Springer Monographs in Mathematics book series (SMM)


In this chapter, we recall some basic definitions pertaining to the notion of (ordinary) fractal string and introduce several new ones, the most important of which is the notion of complex dimension. We also give a brief overview of some of our results in this context by discussing the simple but illustrative example of the Cantor string. In the last section, we discuss fractal sprays, which are a higher-dimensional analogue of fractal strings.


Zeta Function Complex Dimension Dirichlet Series Counting Function Tubular Neighborhood 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michel L. Lapidus
    • 1
  • Machiel van Frankenhuijsen
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of MathematicsUniversity of California, RiversideRiversideUSA
  2. 2.Department of MathematicsUtah Valley UniversityOremUSA

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