Power dissipation in fractal Feynman-Sierpinski AC circuits Academic Article uri icon


  • This paper studies the concept of power dissipation in infinite graphs and fractals associated with passive linear networks consisting of non-dissipative elements. In particular, we analyze the so-called Feynman-Sierpinski ladder, a fractal AC circuit motivated by Feynman's infinite ladder, that exhibits power dissipation and wave propagation for some frequencies. Power dissipation in this circuit is obtained as a limit of quadratic forms, and the corresponding power dissipation measure associated with harmonic potentials is constructed. The latter measure is proved to be continuous and singular with respect to an appropriate Hausdorff measure defined on the fractal dust of nodes of the network.

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altmetric score

  • 0.75

author list (cited authors)

  • Ruiz, P. A.

citation count

  • 7

complete list of authors

  • Ruiz, Patricia Alonso

publication date

  • July 2017