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Eberly College of Science Mathematics Department

Meeting Details

For more information about this meeting, contact Jason Rute, Stephen Simpson, Jan Reimann.

Title:Hausdorff dimension
Seminar:Logic Seminar
Speaker:Manfred Denker, Penn State
It is a difficult problem to calculate the Hausdorff dimension of a set. In general, this number is hard to compute with some given precision. For some sets, like the Cantor set, a formula for the dimension is known. In other cases, like the attractor of the Henon map computer calculations showed varying results. Box counting methods are a bit more reliable, but they may not calculate Hausdorff dimension, but the Minkowski dimension. Grassberger and Procaccia introduced a new type of dimension, called correlation dimension. Although it does not calculate the Hausdorff dimension in general, it is a notion which is estimable in the sense of regression analysis. I will review this method and the mathematical theory needed for such an approach.

Room Reservation Information

Room Number:MB315
Date:10 / 14 / 2014
Time:02:30pm - 03:45pm