Laplace Operators on Fractals and Related Functional Equations Academic Article uri icon


  • We give an overview over the application of functional equations, namely the classical Poincar\'e and renewal equations, to the study of the spectrum of Laplace operators on self-similar fractals. We compare the techniques used to those used in the euclidean situation. Furthermore, we use the obtained information on the spectral zeta function to define the Casimir energy of fractals. We give numerical values for this energy for the Sierpi\'nski gasket.

publication date

  • January 1, 2012