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Center of mass from the abstract point of view, or could the ancient Greeks invent modern analysis?

This is a very open-ended question, which may or may not have a perfect answer, and for which I have a few ideas but nothing like a clear picture. However, I guess it won't hurt to ask to see if ...
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Distance calculation in metric space

Dear All, I want to calculate the distance between two sets in which the maximum distance between the sets are minimized. Formally problem defined as, $\displaystyle \min_{a \in A} \max_{b \in B}$ ...