By John M. Mackay

Conformal size measures the level to which the Hausdorff measurement of a metric house should be reduced via quasisymmetric deformations. brought by means of Pansu in 1989, this idea has proved tremendous fruitful in a various diversity of components, together with geometric functionality concept, conformal dynamics, and geometric team thought. This survey leads the reader from the definitions and uncomplicated idea via to energetic learn functions in geometric functionality thought, Gromov hyperbolic geometry, and the dynamics of rational maps, among different components. It stories the speculation of size in metric areas and of deformations of metric areas. It summarizes the fundamental instruments for estimating conformal measurement and illustrates their program to concrete difficulties of self reliant curiosity. a number of examples and proofs are supplied. operating from uncomplicated definitions via to present study parts, this publication can be utilized as a advisor for graduate scholars attracted to this box, or as a important survey for specialists. heritage wanted for a possible reader of the booklet includes a operating wisdom of actual and complicated research at the point of first- and second-year graduate classes

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Contains a free group as a ﬁnite index subgroup). Moreover, the conformal dimension of zero is attained if and only if G is virtually cyclic. 42 3. GROMOV HYPERBOLIC SPACES AND BOUNDARIES In fact, to show that G is virtually free, it would suﬃce to assume that Cdim ∂∞ G < 1, since this implies that the boundary is totally disconnected. Therefore as a corollary we can conclude that Cdim ∂∞ G ∈ {0} ∪ [1, ∞) for any hyperbolic group G. We will see later on that no metric space can have conformal dimension in the interval (0, 1).

Thus, for p, q ∈ Kn−1 × Im(K), we deﬁne p ◦ q by the identity τq ◦ τp = τp◦q . 5) p ◦ q = (x, t) ◦ (y, s) = (x + y, t + s + 2 Im x, y ). 4. Let K = R. The model space is Rn−1 , equipped with the abelian (Euclidean) group law. 5. Let K = C. The model space is Cn−1 ×Im(C) which we identify with Cn−1 × R. Equipped with the group law in the preceding paragraph, this space is the (n − 1)st Heisenberg group. It is a sub-Riemannian stratiﬁed Lie (Carnot) group of step two, with a (2n − 2)-dimensional horizontal space and one dimensional center.

17 implies that 1 1 1 H∞ (Z) ≥ H∞ (f (Z)) = H∞ ([0, +∞)) = L1 ([0, +∞)) = ∞. Here we used the fact that f (Z) is an unbounded interval in the nonnegative real axis containing 0, hence is equal to [0, ∞). Now suppose that Z is bounded. Let > 0 and ﬁx z0 ∈ Z so that sup d(z, z0 ) ≥ diam Z − . z∈Z Let f be as above. Again, f (Z) is an interval in the nonnegative real axis containing 0, with L1 (f (Z)) ≥ sup |f (z) − f (z0 )| ≥ diam Z − . z∈Z As before we ﬁnd 1 1 H∞ (Z) ≥ H∞ (f (Z)) = L1 (f (Z)) ≥ diam Z − .