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    Dimensions of Copeland-Erdos Sequences

    Gu, Xiaoyang and Lutz, Jack H. and Moser, Philippe (2007) Dimensions of Copeland-Erdos Sequences. Information and Computation, 205 (9). pp. 1317-1333. ISSN 0890-5401

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    The base-k Copeland-Erdös sequence given by an infinite set A of positive integers is the infinite sequence CEk(A) formed by concatenating the base-k representations of the elements of A in numerical order. This paper concerns the following four quantities. • The finite-state dimension dimFS(CEk(A)), a finite-state version of classical Hausdorff dimension introduced in 2001. • The finite-state strong dimension DimFS(CEk(A)), a finite-state version of classical packing dimension introduced in 2004. This is a dual of dimFS(CEk(A)) satisfying DimFS(CEk(A)) ≥ dimFS(CEk(A)). • The zeta-dimension Dimζ(A), a kind of discrete fractal dimension discovered many times over the past few decades. • The lower zeta-dimension dimζ(A), a dual of Dimζ(A) satisfying dimζ(A) ≤ Dimζ(A). We prove the following. 1. dimFS(CEk(A)) ≥ dimζ(A). This extends the 1946 proof by Copeland and Erdös that the sequence CEk(PRIMES) is Borel normal. 2. DimFS(CEk(A)) ≥ Dimζ(A). 3. These bounds are tight in the strong sense that these four quantities can have (simultane-ously) any four values in [0, 1] satisfying the four above-mentioned inequalities.

    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: This is the preprint version of the published article, which is available at DOI: 10.1016/j.ic.2006.01.006
    Keywords: Normality; Finite-state dimension; Copeland-Erdos Sequences;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Computer Science
    Item ID: 8241
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    Depositing User: Philippe Moser
    Date Deposited: 25 May 2017 15:48
    Journal or Publication Title: Information and Computation
    Publisher: Elsevier
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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