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Under appropriate assumptions on the dimension of the ambient manifold and the regularity of the Hamiltonian, we show that the Mather quotient is small in term of Hausdorff dimension. Then, we present applications in dynamics.

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The Hausdorff dimension of a product XxY can be strictly greater than that of Y, even when the Hausdorff dimension of X is zero. But when X is countable, the Hausdorff dimensions of Y and XxY are the same. Diagonalizations of covers define a natural hierarchy of properties which are weaker than ``being countable'' and stronger than ``having Hausdorff dimension zero''. Fremlin asked whether it is enough for X to have the strongest property in this hierarchy (namely, being a gamma-set) in order to assure that the Hausdorff dimensions of Y and XxY are the same. We give a negative answer: Assuming CH, there exists a gamma-set of reals X and a set of reals Y with Hausdorff dimension zero, such that the Hausdorff dimension of X+Y (a Lipschitz image of XxY) is maximal, that is, 1. However, we show that for the notion of a_strong_ gamma-set the answer is positive. Some related problems remain open.

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We begin with a brief treatment of Hausdorff measure and Hausdorff dimension. We then explain some of the principal results in Diophantine approximation and the Hausdorff dimension of related sets, originating in the pioneering work of Vojtech Jarnik. We conclude with some applications of these results to the metrical structure of exceptional sets associated with some famous problems. It is not intended that all the recent developments be covered but they can be found in the references cited.

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We show that at the vicinity of a generic dissipative homoclinic unfolding of a surface diffeomorphism, the Hausdorff dimension of the set of parameters for which the diffeomorphism admits infinitely many periodic sinks is at least 1/2.

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We present a construction of hedgehogs for holomorphic maps with an indifferent fixed point. We construct, for a family of commuting non-linearisable maps, a common hedgehog of Hausdorff dimension 1, the minimum possible.

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David maps are generalizations of classical planar quasiconformal maps for which the dilatation is allowed to tend to infinity in a controlled fashion. In this note we examine how these maps distort Hausdorff dimension. We show \vs {enumerate} [$\bullet$] Given $\alpha$ and $\beta$ in $[0,2]$, there exists a David map $\phi:\CC \to \CC$ and a compact set $\Lambda$ such that $\Hdim \Lambda =\alpha$ and $\Hdim \phi(\Lambda)=\beta$. \vs [$\bullet$] There exists a David map $\phi:\CC \to \CC$ such that the Jordan curve $\Gamma=\phi (\Sen)$ satisfies $\Hdim \Gamma=2$.\vs {enumerate} One should contrast the first statement with the fact that quasiconformal maps preserve sets of Hausdorff dimension 0 and 2. The second statement provides an example of a Jordan curve with Hausdorff dimension 2 which is (quasi)conformally removable.

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In this paper, we prove that the Hausdorff dimension of the Rauzy gasket is less than 2. By this result, we answer a question addressed by Pierre Arnoux. Also, this question is a very particular case of the conjecture stated by S.P. Novikov and A. Ya. Maltsev in 2003.

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In 1996 Y. Kifer obtained a variational formula for the Hausdorff dimension of the set of points for which the frequencies of the digits in the Cantor series expansion is given. In this note we present a slightly different approach to this problem that allow us to solve the variational problem of Kifer's formula.

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The classical Hausdorff dimension of finite or countable sets is zero. We define an analog for finite sets, called finite Hausdorff dimension which is non-trivial. It turns out that a finite bound for the finite Hausdorff dimension guarantees that every point of the set has "nearby" neighbors. This property is important for many computer algorithms of great practical value, that obtain solutions by finding nearest neighbors. We also define an analog for finite sets of the classical box-counting dimension, and compute examples. The main result of the paper is a Convergence Theorem. It gives conditions under which, if a sequence of finite sets converges to a compact set (convergence of compact subsets of Euclidean space under the Hausdorff metric), then the finite Hausdorff dimension of the finite sets will converge to the classical Hausdorff dimension of the compact set.

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We propose a new hierarchy scheme for the filling factor, a parameter which characterizes the occurrence of the Fractional Quantum Hall Effect (FQHE). We consider the Hausdorff dimension, $h$, as a parameter for classifying fractional spin particles, such that, it is written in terms of the statistics of the collective excitations. The number $h$ classifies these excitations with different statistics in terms of its homotopy class.