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### Moment matching on the standard simplex

Let $\vec{\mu}_1, \vec{\mu}_2,\ldots, \vec{\mu}_k \in \Delta^{d-1}$ be $k\ (k\geq 2)$ distinct vectors on the standard simplex, where
$$\Delta^{d-1} = \{\vec{\mu}\in R^{d}:\| \vec{\mu}\|_1 = 1,\mu_j ...

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### Term for a metric space for which the triangle inequality is strict?

Is there a standard term for a metric space in which $\rho(p,r) < \rho(p,q) + \rho(q,r)$ for any distinct $p$, $q$, $r$? Sort of the opposite of metric convexity.
For instance, a subset of ...

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### Partitioning a convex object without harming existing convex subsets

$C$ is a convex planar figure and $C_1,\dots,C_n$ are pairwise-disjoint convex subsets of $C$, like this:
A convex-preserving partition of $C$ is a partition $C=E_1\cup\dots\cup E_N$, , such that ...

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### Electrons on a pancake ellipsoid

The problems of minimizing the potential energy of electrons
on a sphere, or maximizing the smallest distance between the electrons,
have been well-studied.
E.g., see the
earlier MO question
...

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### Covering the unit sphere by open hemispheres

Suppose $H_1,\ldots,H_{2n}$ are open hemispheres which cover $S^{n-1}$ with the property that removing any one of them leaves $S^{n-1}$ uncovered. Is it necessarily the case that the hemispheres can ...

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### Comparison theorem for Lambert quadrilateral

A Lambert quadrilateral is a quadrilateral three of whose angles are right angles. And in 2-d hyperbolic space $\mathbb H^2$, we have nice formulas for the fourth angle.
If $AOBF$ is a Lambert ...

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### Minimize a function to learn a mapping

I have two questions.
I want to learn a mapping $M$ that minimizes the right-hand side of the following equation:
$E =\frac{1}{N} \sum\limits_{i=1}^N \bigg(\sum\limits_{j=1}^K \alpha_i - ...

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### Hausdorff dimension of Apollonian circle packing, 1.305686729, 1.305688 or yet something else?

I am interested in the Hausdorff dimension of the Apollonian circle packing.
There seem to be two numerical calculations of the value:
1.305686729(10)
from P.B ...

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### Construction of fibration over Riemannian Manifold

Let $\pi: E \rightarrow B$ be a fibration over a Riemannian manifold $B$, with $\pi^{-1}[b]$ homeomorphic to $\mathbb{R}$.
More precisely:
I want each fiber $\pi^{-1}[b]=Im(f_b)$ for some ...

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### Least Width of Planar Unimodal Curves with Unit Diameter

I am currently trying to find a way to define some notion of "roundness" for subtours in graphs and that definition should only be based on the comparing (sums of) edge length and on the order in ...

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### Carving a rectilinear polygon

In this question, carving a polygon $P$ means removing an axis-parallel rectangle adjacent to the boundary of $P$. Carving $P$ might break it into two or more polygons.
You are given a square $P$. ...

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### 3-dimensional vectors satisfying certain equalities

Question: Are there 5 distinct vectors $u,v,w,x,y \in \mathbb{R}^3$, all on the unit sphere (i.e. $||u||=||v||=||w||=||x||=||y||=1$), such that:
$||u+v+x||=||u+v+y||=||u+w+x||=||u+w+y||=1$
?
Also, ...

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### Christoffel symbols of a moduli of smooth curves

The Setting:
Let $H$ be the Hilbert space of all class $C^k$-curves into $\mathbb{R}$ with inner product: \begin{equation}
<f,g>:=\int_{\mathbb{R}} f'(x)g'(x) e^{-x}dx
\end{equation}
...

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### Stochastic Covering Number of a Convex Set

Consider a convex set, say $S = [0,1]^d$. Let $X_1, X_2,\ldots,X_n, \ldots$ be i.i.d. random variables that are uniformly distributed on $S$. Denote the Euclidean ball centered at $x \in \mathbb{R}^2$ ...

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### No normal coordinates on general Finsler manifolds

I recently read a footnote in Chern's article stating that a non-Riemmanian Finsler manifold does not possess normal coordinates.
As I'm still new to non-Riemmanian Finsler geometry I don't see why ...

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350 views

### What is this distance about?

For points $a,b\in \mathbb{R}^n\setminus \{0\}$ denote $$d(a,b)=\frac{\|a-b\|}{\|a\|+\|b\|}.$$
This question by Ritesh Ahuja (positive answered by Iosif Pinelis) says that $d$ is a metric. My ...

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### Inequality from a point in plane to a triangle OR Inequality on a quadrilateral

If points $A$, $B$, $C$ form a triangle in euclidean space and $D$ is another point in the plane of the triangle, the problem is to show that :
$\frac{AB}{DA + DB} + \frac{BC}{DB + DC} \ge ...

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### Extra large spherical joins

If $X$ and $Y$ are piecewise spherical complexes, then their spherical join $X * Y$ is CAT(1) if and only of $X$ and $Y$ are CAT(1) (see the appendix of the first Charney-Davis paper below). One of ...

**0**

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**0**answers

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### Hausdorff limits of fibers of affine maps

Let $\mathbb{K}=\mathbb{R}$ or $\mathbb{C}$, and let
$$
F=(P_1,\ldots, P_m):\mathbb{K}^n\to \mathbb{K}^m
$$
be a polynomial map. I would like to know under what conditions the preimages $F^{-1}(y)$ of ...

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**0**answers

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### Uniform continuity of length function on geodesic currents

I'm starting to study geodesic currents and I have a question concerning uniform continuity.
Let's take $S$ a closed surface of genus $g$ and $GC(S)$ the space of geodesic currents on $S$ (as it is ...

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### Equivalence of local and global geodesics in projective spaces

Let $d:\mathbb R^n\times \mathbb R^n\to\mathbb R^n$ be a distance which induces the Euclidean topology and with which $\mathbb R^n$ is a length space.
A continuous curve $\gamma:[a,b]\to\mathbb R^n$ ...

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### Does a Riemannian manifold have a triangulation with quantitative bounds?

Suppose that $M$ is a closed Riemannian manifold with bounded geometry, i.e., curvature between $-1$ and $1$ and injectivity radius at least $1$. Since $M$ is a smooth manifold, it has a ...

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votes

**1**answer

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### Example distance metric that is not conditionally negative definite

Theorem 4.1 of this paper says that there exist distance matrices that are not conditionally negative definite (CND). How do I construct an example of a distance matrix that is not CND? Do you know an ...

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### Regularity of the distance from the boundary in singular riemannian manifolds

I am looking for references related with the regularity of the distance from the boundary in singular Riemannian manifolds.
I assume the following setting. $(M,g)$ is a Riemannian manifold, with ...

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### Hausdorff convergence of submanifolds in Riemannian manifolds

Let $(M^n,g)$ be a smooth compact Riemannian manifold. It is well known that any sequence $\{X_i\}$ of compact subsets of $M$ has a subsequence which converges in the Hausdorff metric to a compact ...

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### Example of compact $CD(K,\infty)$ space, but doubling condition fails

It's well known that the doubling condition may not hold on $CD(K,\infty)$ space.
Can one give an example such that: $(X,d)$ is a compact metric space, $\mu$ is a Borel probability measure and ...

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votes

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### The volume of a region arising from planar linkages

Let $x_0,\dots,x_n$ be a collection of variable points in $\mathbb{R}^2$ and let $c>0$ be a fixed constant. Is there any way I could compute an upper bound of the volume of the region in ...

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votes

**0**answers

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### Joint point of coarse geometry and dynamical system?

My major interest is on dynamical systems,
but I did REU in a coarse embedding problem.
I wonder whether there's some significant connection between those two subjects.
I've tried to google for a ...

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### Interpret Fourier transform as limit of Fourier series

Let $V=\mathbb{R}^n$, $\Lambda_r=2\pi r \mathbb{Z}^n \subset V (r>0)$ a lattice; $V^*\cong\mathbb{R}^n$ the dual vector space of $V$, and $\Lambda_r^*=\frac{1}{2\pi r} \mathbb{Z}^n ...

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### Antiproximanal subspace of $L_1[0,1]$

Could someone give a reference or construct an example of closed subspace of $Y\subset L_1[0,1]$ such that $\operatorname{dist}(x,Y)$ is not attained of for any $x\notin Y$.
I read somewhere that $Y$ ...

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### Does Alexandrov space satisfy a reverse doubling condition?

Let $X$ be an $n-$dim Alexandrov space with curvature $\geq k$. Does $X$ satisfy a reverse doubling condition? That is, does there exist a constant $C>1$, s.t., for any $x\in X$, ...

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### Metric calculation from tetrad gives wrong answer

I'm reading the following article by Kinnersley
http://scitation.aip.org/content/aip/journal/jmp/10/7/10.1063/1.1664958
and cannot reproduce one (rather trivial) result.
On page 5 of the paper, in ...

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### On convergence of convex bodies

Let $K\subset \mathbb{R}^n$ be a compact convex set of full dimension. Assume that $0\in \partial K$.
Question 1. Is it true that there exists $\varepsilon_0>0$ such that for any ...

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### Is positively curved Alexandrov surface isometrically embeddable in $\mathbb R^3$?

I guess it is not. The example I have in mind is: $X^2$ is the spherical suspension of a circle $S^1(t)$ of length $0<t<2\pi$. Then $X$ has constant curvature =1 except at two suspension points, ...

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### Shortest path to inspect a polyhedron

This is a variant of two as-yet unsolved MO questions cited below.
Let $P$ be a closed polyhedron in $\mathbb{R}^3$.
The task is to find a shortest path $\sigma$ on the surface of $P$ from which
all ...

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votes

**2**answers

905 views

### How can you compute the maximum volume of an envelope(used to enclose a letter)?

It's obvious that the volume of a envelope is 0 when flat and non-0 when you open it up. However, if you were to fill it with liquid, there must be some shape where it has a maximum volume. Is there a ...

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### Finitely isometrically persistent metric spaces

The goal of this question is to develop further the discussion
initiated in Under which conditions is it possible to find points with same distances under bi-Lipschitz map. The mentioned question was ...

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**0**answers

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### Is $\ell_p$ $(1<p<\infty)$ finitely isometrically distortable?

Let $Y$ be a Banach space isomorphic to $\ell_p$, $1<p<\infty$. Is it true that any finite subset of $\ell_p$ is isometric to some finite subset of $Y$?
It seems to me that it is an interesting ...

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vote

**0**answers

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### Completely incongruent box partitions

Let $B$ be a rectangular box with corners in $\mathbb{Z}^d$
and sides parallel to the axes.
A completely incongruent partition of $B$ is a partition into
$d$-dimensional boxes, each of whose integer ...

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votes

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118 views

### Sub-sector covers for disks and balls

Define an open $k$-sector of a disk as the portion between two radii separated
by an angle of $2\pi/k$, but open along the two radii (and closed along the
circle boundary).
Call a set a sub-$k$-sector ...

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### Calculating the length of curve using dyadic partition [closed]

Let $\gamma:[0,1] \rightarrow \mathbb{R}^n$ be a continuous function. The length of $\gamma$ is usually defined as
$$\sup_{0 = t_1 < t_2 < \cdots < t_n = 1} \sum_{i=1}^{n-1} ...

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### Intuition behind the “Lapse Function”

I came across the following definite of the Lapse Function:
$N=\sqrt{\frac{1}{2}g(L,\overline{L})}$
where $L,\overline{L}$ are the null geodesic vector fields. Further, I have been looking at this ...

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votes

**1**answer

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### Under which conditions is it possible to find points with same distances under bi-Lipschitz map [closed]

Given two metric spaces $(X,d_X), (Y, d_Y)$, a bi-Lipschitz map $f:X \to Y$ and a finite set of points $\{x_1, \ldots, x_n\} \in X$. Consider in addition, that $X$ is a vector space over $\mathbb{R}$, ...

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votes

**1**answer

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### What is the maximal diameter of a cell in a particular partition of the simplex?

Consider a standard simplex with points $(p_1, \dots, p_n)$, $p_i \ge 0$, and $\sum_i p_i = 1$. Fix a set $\{q_k\}_{k=1}^K$ with $0\leq q_k \leq \infty$ and $i,j\in\{1, \dots, n\}$. Partition it via ...

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### Compact Eucledean hypersurfaces with “almost” constant H_k curvature

Let $M$ be an Eucledean $n$-dimensional compact hypersurface with constant $H_k$ curvature, where $k=1,...n$. A theorem by A.Ros tell us that so $M$ is an Eucledean sphere. Does anybody know if there ...

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### Embedding of real trees into $\ell_1(\Gamma)$

It seems plausible that any real tree or ${\mathbb{R}}$-tree in the sense of the definition in https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Real_tree admits an isometric embedding into the Banach space ...

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### Lipschitzian extension of mapping between Alexandrov spaces

Let $X$ be an $n-$dim (compact, if needed) Alexandrov space with curvature $\geq -k$, with $k\geq0$, and let $Y$ be an Alexandrov space with curvature $\leq0$ globally. Given any bounded nonempty ...

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votes

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### Geodesic Digons in Reductive Spaces

Consider a naturally reductive homogeneous space $M$ of positive curvature. Is it necessarily the case that there exists a geodesic digon whose interior angles sum to less than $2\pi$? Angles are ...

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### Generalizing the Mazur-Ulam theorem to convex sets with empty interior in Banach spaces

The Mazur-Ulam theorem (1932) states that any isometry of a normed linear space is affine. See Nica (Expo. Math. 30 (2012), 397-398; arXiv:1306.2380) for a very elegant proof.
Question: Let $M$ be a ...

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### Optimization of points on a plane

Suppose we have $n$ points on a plane. Let $D$ be the sum of the squares of all the pairwise distances between the points. Let $A$ be the area of the convex hull. What is the minimum possible value of ...