Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Jun Kigami
    Pages 1-15
  3. Jun Kigami
    Pages 55-95
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 153-164

About this book


The aim of these lecture notes is to propose a systematic framework for geometry and analysis on metric spaces. The central notion is a partition (an iterated decomposition) of a compact metric space. Via a partition, a compact metric space is associated with an infinite graph whose boundary is the original space. Metrics and measures on the space are then studied from an integrated point of view as weights of the partition. In the course of the text:

  1. It is shown that a weight corresponds to a metric if and only if the associated weighted graph is Gromov hyperbolic.
  2. Various relations between metrics and measures such as bilipschitz equivalence, quasisymmetry, Ahlfors regularity, and the volume doubling property are translated to relations between weights. In particular, it is shown that the volume doubling property between a metric and a measure corresponds to a quasisymmetry between two metrics in the language of weights.
  3. The Ahlfors regular conformal dimension of a compact metric space is characterized as the critical index of p-energies associated with the partition and the weight function corresponding to the metric.

 These notes should interest researchers and PhD students working in conformal geometry, analysis on metric spaces, and related areas.


Ahlfors Regular Conformal Dimension Gromov Hyperbolicity Infinite Graph Metrics Partition

Authors and affiliations

  • Jun Kigami
    • 1
  1. 1.Graduate School of InformaticsKyoto UniversityKyotoJapan

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  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Mathematics and Statistics Mathematics and Statistics (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-54153-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-54154-5
  • Series Print ISSN 0075-8434
  • Series Online ISSN 1617-9692
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