Negative dimensions: Theory, computation, and experiment

Ashvin B. Chhabra, K. R. Sreenivasan

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Negative dimensions in probabilistic fractal measures are analyzed using the concept of level-independent multiplier distributions. By suitably manipulating these distributions we compute the positive and negative parts of the f() function. It is demonstrated that the multiplier method extracts the f() function with exponentially less work, and that it is more accurate than conventional box-counting methods. The utility of this method is demonstrated by applying it to a binary cascade with a triangular multiplier distribution and the dissipation field of fully developed turbulence.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1114-1117
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review A
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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