Let α(E) be the continuous analytic capacity of a compact set E ⊂ ℂ. In this paper we obtain a characterization of α in terms of curvature of measures with zero linear density, and we deduce that α is countably semiadditive. This result has important consequences for the theory of uniform rational approximation on compact sets. In particular, it implies the so-called inner boundary conjecture.
|American Journal of Mathematics
|Published - 1 Jun 2004