Dimension drop of connected part Of slicing selfaffine Sponges
Abstract
The connected part of a metric space $E$ is defined to be the union of nontrivial connected components of $E$. We proved that for a class of selfaffine sets called slicing selfaffine sponges, the connected part of $E$ either coincides with $E$, or is essentially contained in the attractor of a proper subIFS of an iteration of the original IFS.This generalize an early result of Huang and Rao [L. Y. Huang, H. Rao. \emph{A dimension drop phenomenon of fractal cubes}, J. Math. Anal. Appl. \textbf{497} (2021), no. 2] on a class of selfsimilar sets called fractal cubes. Moreover, we show that the result is no longer valid if the slicing property is removed. Consequently, for a Barański carpet $E$, the Hausdorff dimension and the box dimension of the connected part of $E$ are strictly less than the Hausdorff dimension and the box dimension of $E$, respectively. For slicing selfaffine sponges in $\mathbb R^d$ with $d\geq 3$, whether the attractor of a subIFS has strictly smaller dimensions is an open problem.
 Publication:

arXiv eprints
 Pub Date:
 October 2021
 arXiv:
 arXiv:2110.09711
 Bibcode:
 2021arXiv211009711Z
 Keywords:

 Mathematics  Dynamical Systems;
 Mathematics  Metric Geometry