Revistes Catalanes amb Accés Obert (RACO)

Regular mappings between dimensions

G. David, S. Semmes
DOI: 37993


The notions of Lipschitz and bilipschitz mappings provide classes of mappings connected to the geometry of metric spaces in certain ways. A notion between these two is given by "regular mappings" (reviewed in Section 1), in which some non-bilipschitz behavior is allowed, but with limitations on this, and in a quantitative way. In this paper we look at a class of mappings called $(s,t)$-regular mappings. These mappings are the same as ordinary regular mappings when $s = t$, but otherwise they behave somewhat like projections. In particular, they can map sets with Hausdorff dimension $s$ to sets of Hausdorff dimension $t$. We mostly consider the case of mappings between Euclidean spaces, and show in particular that if $f\colon {\mathbf R}^s\to {\mathbf R}^n$ is an $(s,t)$-regular mapping, then for each ball $B$ in ${\mathbf R}^s$ there is a linear mapping $\lambda \colon {\mathbf R}^s\to {\mathbf R}^{s-t}$ and a subset $E$ of $B$ of substantial measure such that the pair $(f,\lambda )$ is bilipschitz on $E$. We also compare these mappings in comparison with "nonlinear quotient mappings" from [6].

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