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November 2010 Interior capacities of condensers with countably many plates in locally compact spaces
Natalia Zorii
Hiroshima Math. J. 40(3): 273-313 (November 2010). DOI: 10.32917/hmj/1291818846


The study deals with the theory of interior capacities of condensers in a locally compact space, a condenser being treated here as a countable, locally finite collection of arbitrary sets with the sign $+1$ or $-1$ prescribed such that the closures of oppositely signed sets are mutually disjoint. We are motivated by the known fact that, in the noncompact case, the main minimum-problem of the theory is in general unsolvable, and this occurs even under very natural assumptions (e.g., for the Newtonian, Green, or Riesz kernels in $\mathbb R^n$, $n\geqslant2$, and closed condensers of finitely many plates). Therefore it was particularly interesting to find statements of variational problems dual to the main minimum-problem (and hence providing new equivalent definitions to the capacity), but now always solvable (e.g., even for nonclosed, unbounded condensers of infinitely many plates). For all positive definite kernels satisfying Fuglede's condition of consistency between the strong and vague ($={}$weak$*$) topologies, problems with the desired properties are posed and solved. Their solutions provide a natural generalization of the well-known notion of interior equilibrium measures associated with a set. We give a description of those solutions, establish statements on their uniqueness and continuity, and point out their characteristic properties. Such results are new even for classical kernels in $\mathbb R^n$, which is important in applications.


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Natalia Zorii. "Interior capacities of condensers with countably many plates in locally compact spaces." Hiroshima Math. J. 40 (3) 273 - 313, November 2010.


Published: November 2010
First available in Project Euclid: 8 December 2010

zbMATH: 1218.31012
MathSciNet: MR2766662
Digital Object Identifier: 10.32917/hmj/1291818846

Primary: 31C15

Keywords: completeness theorem for signed Radon measures , consistent and perfect kernels , interior capacities of condensers , interior equilibrium measures associated with a condenser , Minimal energy problems

Rights: Copyright © 2010 Hiroshima University, Mathematics Program


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