Brownian motion, random walks on trees, and harmonic measure on polynomial Julia sets

Research paper by Nathaniel D. Emerson

Indexed on: 12 Sep '06Published on: 12 Sep '06Published in: Mathematics - Dynamical Systems


We consider the harmonic measure on a disconnected polynomial Julia set in terms of Brownian motion. We show that the harmonic measure of any connected component of such a Julia set is zero. Associated to the polynomial is a combinatorial model, the tree with dynamics. We define a measure on the tree, which is a combinatorial version on harmonic measure. We show that this measure is isomorphic to the harmonic measure on the Julia set. The measure induces a random walk on the tree, which is isomorphic to Brownian motion in the plane.