Fractal Tube Formulas

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


In this chapter, we obtain (in Section 8.1) a distributional formula for the volume of the tubular neighborhoods of the boundary of a fractal string, called a tube formula. In Section 8.1.1, under more restrictive assumptions, we also derive a tube formula that holds pointwise. In Section 8.3, we then deduce from these formulas a new criterion for the Minkowski measurability of a fractal string, in terms of its complex dimensions.


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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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