Preface.- Overview.- Introduction.- 1. Complex Dimensions of Ordinary Fractal Strings.- 2. Complex Dimensions of Self-Similar Fractal Strings.- 3. Complex Dimensions of Nonlattice Self-Similar Strings.- 4. Generalized Fractal Strings Viewed as Measures.- 5. Explicit Formulas for Generalized Fractal Strings.- 6. The Geometry and the Spectrum of Fractal Strings.- 7. Periodic Orbits of Self-Similar Flows.- 8. Fractal Tube Formulas.- 9. Riemann Hypothesis and Inverse Spectral Problems.- 10. Generalized Cantor Strings and their Oscillations.- 11. Critical Zero of Zeta Functions.- 12 Fractality and Complex Dimensions.- 13. Recent Results and Perspectives.- Appendix A. Zeta Functions in Number Theory.- Appendix B. Zeta Functions of Laplacians and Spectral Asymptotics.- Appendix C. An Application of Nevanlinna Theory.- Bibliography.- Author Index.- Subject Index.- Index of Symbols.- Conventions.- Acknowledgements.
Number theory, spectral geometry, and fractal geometry are interlinked in this in-depth study of the vibrations of fractal strings, that is, one-dimensional drums with fractal boundary.
Throughout Geometry, Complex Dimensions and Zeta Functions, Second Edition, new results are examined and a new definition of fractality as the presence of nonreal complex dimensions with positive real parts is presented. The new final chapter discusses several new topics and results obtained since the publication of the first edition.
The Riemann hypothesis is given a natural geometric reformulation in the context of vibrating fractal stringsNumber theory, spectral geometry, and fractal geometry are interlinked in this in-depth study of the vibrations of fractal strings, that is, one-dimensional drums with fractal boundaryNumerous theorems, examples, remarks and illustrations enrich the text