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### Under what conditions $\|x-y\|=n\iff\|f(x)-f(y)\|=n.$ for $n\in\mathbf{N}$ implies isometry?

Let $X, Y$ be normed space and $f:X\to Y$ be a mapping. Assume that for all $n\in\mathbf{N}$, $$\|x-y\|=n\iff\|f(x)-f(y)\|=n.$$
Under what conditions this map will be an isometry?
Thanks

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### An equivalence relation for norms

Let us say that two norms $\|\cdot\|_1$ and $\|\cdot\|_2$ on a real vector space $V$ are strongly equivalent if there exists a constant $\lambda \geq 1$ such that
$$
\frac{1}{\lambda} \left( \|x\|_1 ...

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### Extremal points of the unit ball of M_n(R) …

The unit ball of ${\bf M}_n(\mathbb R)$ is a compact convex subset. As such, it is (Krein-Milman theorem) the convex envelop of its extremal points. So far, so good; but the unit ball depends of the ...

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### An inequality for two independent identically distributed random vectors in a normed space

Suppose that $X$ and $Y$ are independent identically distributed random vectors in a separable Banach space $B$. Does it always follow that $E\|X-Y\|\le E\|X+Y\|$?
Some background information on ...

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### How many values determine a norm?

It is well known that for a bilinear form over an n-dimensional vector space, $n^2$ values (on all pairs of basis-vectors) determine it uniquely.
How many values do we need to specify in order to ...

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### Bounding the commutator [A,B] in terms of the numerical radius

Given a norm $N$ over ${\bf M}_n(\mathbb C)$, it is a natural question to find the best constant $C_N$ such that
$$N([A,B])\le C_N N(A)N(B),\qquad\forall A,B\in{\bf M}_n(\mathbb C).$$
The answer is ...

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### A property that forces the NORM to be induced by an INNER PRODUCT

Let $(E, \|\cdot\|)$ be a real normed vector space such that for any $a,b\in E$,
$$ \|x +y\|^2 + \|x-y\|^2 \geq 4 \|x\|\cdot \|y\| $$
I want to show that the norm is induced by an inner product. Any ...

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### which norms can be realized as operator norms?

Assume $(V,∥∥_V),(W,∥∥_W)$ are both finite dimensional normed spaces. We have the induced operator norm on ${\rm Hom}(V,W)$.
It turns out that the operator norm is induced by an inner product iff ...

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### Hölder's inequality for matrices

I was wondering if the Hölder's inequality was true for matrix induced norms, i.e. if
$$\|AB\|_1 \leq \|A\|_p\|B\|_q, \quad\forall p,q \in [1,\infty] \text{ s.t. } \tfrac{1}{p}+\tfrac{1}{q} = 1.$$
But ...

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### GPS calculations under $L^p$ norms

GPS calculations require finding a sphere externally tangent to
four given spheres, an
Apollonian problem
in $\mathbb{R}^3$.
The center of that fifth sphere is one of the $16$ possible solutions to
...

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### Are norms intrinsically $\mathbb{R}$-valued?

Another way of phrasing this: are there any viable definitions of something which is norm-like but whose range is in a linearly ordered rig (for example) rather than $\mathbb{R}$?
I have searched a ...

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### On bi-invariant metrics on groups

I'm looking for a quick, snap-your-fingers proof of the following result:
A continuous length metric on $\mathbb{R}^n$ that is invariant under translations comes from a norm.
To be clear about ...

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### Pathological product space norm

Let $X$ and $Y$ be two normed vector spaces and $n(\cdot, \cdot)$ be any norm on $\mathbb{R}^2$. Is it always possible to define a norm on the product vector space $X \times Y$ as $||(x, y)||_{X ...

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### A “quadratic” triangular inequality

In a Euclidian space (Hermitian as well), say $\ell^2_n$, the following inequality holds true
$$(QI)\qquad |b|\cdot|c-a|\le|c|\cdot|a-b|+|a|\cdot|b-c|,\qquad\forall a,b,c\in\ell^2_n.$$
In other words, ...

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### Constructing a function over a metric space through given points

Suppose there is a compact metric space $(X,\rho)$ and a Euclidean space $\mathbb{R}^n$.
There is a sequence of unequal points $\{x_1,...x_N\}$ in $X$ such that all metrics $\rho(x_i,x_j)$ are known ...

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### Projections onto $n$-codimensional subspaces of a Banach space: norms.

Hello, I'd like some help to find an answer I've been looking for since this morning.
Let $X$ be a Banach space and let $Y$ be an $n$-codimensional subspace of $X$. Let $P$ be a projection from $X$ ...

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### Bounding sum of first singular values squared for Kronecker sum of traceless matrices

Let $A$ and $B$ be $4\times4$ traceless matrices with Hilbert-Schmidt norms summing up to $1/4$, i.e.
$$\text{Tr}\left[ A\right]=\text{Tr}\left[ B\right] = 0,\qquad\text{Tr}\left[ A^\dagger A + ...

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### Counting norms on an infinite dimensional vector space

It is known that whenever E is a finite dimensional real vector space, there is only one norm on E up to equivalence (actually one non discrete vector space topology).
Is it known what happens when E ...

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### Proving a certain $ C^{*} $-algebraic inequality

Let $ A $ be a non-unital $ C^{*} $-algebra. Is there an ‘elementary’ way to prove, for all $ (a,\lambda) \in A \times \mathbb{C} $, the inequality
$$
|\lambda| \leq \sup_{b \in A, ~ \| b \| \leq 1} ...

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### Does an origin-centered ellipse in the plane intersect each $L^p$-circle at most 8 times?

The question is in the title: Let $E$ be an origin-centered ellipse in ${\mathbb R}^2$ and let $S$ be an "$L^p$-circle": $S = \{(x,y) : |x|^p + |y|^p = \text{const}\}$, where $1 \leq p \leq \infty$. ...

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### $\|T\|_2 \le \sqrt{\|T\|_1\|T\|_\infty}$

Let $T$ be a linear operator acting on a finite-dimensional real or complex
vector space. As a direct consequence (or rather a particular case) of the
Riesz-Thorin theorem, we have
$$ \|T\|_2 \le ...

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### Norms and distributions

Question 1. Is there a nice or explicit way to describe the class of all distributions (generalized functions) $\mu$ on the $n$-sphere $S^n \subset \mathbb{R}^{n+1}$ for which the function
$$
F(v) := ...

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### Under what conditions a linear automorphism is an isometry of some norm?

Assume $V$ is a finite-dimensional vector space over $\mathbb{R}$, and $T: V \to V$ is a (linear) isomorphism.
When is it possible to construct a norm on $V$
making $T$ an isometry?
...

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### On the induced matrix norm $\| \cdot \|_{2,\infty}$

The induced norm of the matrix $A$ as a map from $(\mathbb R^n , \| \cdot \|_p)$ to $(\mathbb R^m, \| \cdot \|_q)$ is given by
$$ \| A \|_{p,q} = \sup_{x\in\mathbb{R}^n\setminus \{0\}} ...

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### An inequality involving the spectral norm of a complex matrix

Let $A,B \in {M_n}(R)$ be real $n \times n$ matrices and let matrices $|A|$ and $|B|$ contain the absolute values of the elements of $A$ and $B$ respectively. Construct the complex matrices $C = A + j ...

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### The minimal norm of a shifted stochastic matrix

Hello,
Given a row-stochastic matrix $M$ with singular values $\sigma_{1}\geq\ldots\geq\sigma_{n}$, I am looking for an upper bound on the expression: $\min_{\alpha}\parallel M- ...

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### Symmetric matrices with $\rho(A)\gg\|A\|_\infty$

For a symmetric real matrix $A$, denote by $\rho(A)$ the spectral radius of $A$, and by $\sigma(A)$ the largest absolute row sum of $A$; that is, $\sigma(A)=\max_i \sum_j |a_{ij}|$, where $a_{ij}$ are ...

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### Reference request: The relationship between norm and trace forms on an Albert algebra

I am interested in either a nice reference, or some clarification.
Overview: I am considering $J_3(\mathbb{O})$, the Jordan algebra of $3\times 3$ self adjoint octonionic matrices. This algebra is a ...

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### $2$-D Hlawka inequality

The classical counter-example to Hlawka inequality
$$|a+b|+|b+c|+|c+a|\le|a+b+c|+|a|+|b|+|c|$$
is the $l^\infty$-norm in dimension $3$, with vectors
$$a=\begin{pmatrix} 1 \\ 1 \\0 \end{pmatrix},\quad ...

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### A homogeneous but slightly asymmetric inequality

I need to prove the following inequality: for any $Z=(z_1,\dots,z_l)\in\mathbb{C}^l$ for any $p\geq 2$ and $l\geq 2$
\begin{equation}
\left|\left|\sum_{j=1}^l ...

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### Norms of B-spline coefficients

In Shumaker's book (Spline Functions: Basic Theory), we know that the $l^\infty$-norm of B-spline coefficients is bounded above and below by the $L^\infty$-norm of the spline itself. Are there similar ...

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### Distribution of the RKHS norm of the posterior of a Gaussian process

In a classical noisy regression setting, let $\big(f(x)\big)_{x\in\cal X}$ be a centered Gaussian process of covariance $k$ on a compact $\cal X$, and $\mathcal{F}_n$ be the filtration generated by ...

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### Estimating the probability that $\|Av\| \ge \|v\|$

Given a diagonalizable matrix $A \in \mathbb{R}^{n \times n}$ with real eigenvalues, satisfying $1+c_1 \le \rho(A) \le 1+c_2$ $(0<c_1 \le c_2)$, obviously there exists a $v \in \mathbb{R}^{n}$ such ...

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### When do 0-preserving isometries have to be linear?

Let $\langle \mathbf{V},+,\cdot,||.|| \rangle$ be a normed vector space over $\mathbb{R}$.
Let $f : \mathbf{V} \to \mathbf{V}$ be an isometry that satisfies $f(\mathbf{0}) = \mathbf{0}$ .
What ...

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### upper bounds on a certain matrix norm

Is there some simple upper bound on $||(B^{-1}+A^{-1})^{-1}||$, where $A,B$ are $n \times n$ symmetric matrices?

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### A norm description for singular matrices

For $n>2$, are there norms $\parallel.\parallel_{a}$ and $\parallel.\parallel_{b}$ on $M_{n}(\mathbb{R})$ with the following property:
$A\in M_{n}(\mathbb{R})$ is singular if and only if ...

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### Matrix norms / eigenvalues / singular values / another thing

OK, here is what is probably a stupid question.
Let $M$ be a non-symmetric real matrix: for example, the shear matrix
$\left( \begin{array}{cc} 1 & 1 \\\ 0 & 1 \end{array} \right)$.
There ...

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### “Measuring” how far is one Banach space from being surjectively isometric to another

Bonjour/bonsoir à toutes et à tous.
Assume that $\mathbf{V} \equiv (V, \|\cdot\|_V)$ and $\mathbf{W} \equiv (W, \|\cdot\|_W)$ are Banach spaces (over the real or complex field).
Question 1. What ...

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### About generalized Minkowski inequality

For which functions $f:\mathbb{R}^+ \to \mathbb{R}^+$ does the inequality
$f^{-1}\left(\sum\limits_{k=1}^n f(x_k+y_k)\right) \leq f^{-1}\left(\sum\limits_{k=1}^n f(x_k)\right) + ...

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### Is this function of a matrix convex?

Let $\mathcal{N}_{n}$ be the set of symmetric nonnegative irreducible matrices. For a matrix $A \in \mathcal{N}_{n}$ let $v^{A}$ be its Perron vector, normalized so that $||v^{A}||_{2}=1$.
Define the ...

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### Estimate infinity norm with Lp and W1p norm

Let $p \in [1,\infty)$. Does there exist $C>0$ such that for every $f \in W^{1,p}([0,1],\mathbb{R})$ we have
$$\|f\|_{L^\infty}\leq C\|f\|_{L^p}^{1-\frac{1}{p}}\|f\|_{W^{1,p}}^{\frac{1}{p}}?$$
My ...

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### norm of (sub)stochastic matrix

Is there any bounds for the norm of sub-stochastic matrix? (But it's not doubly stochastic matrix, I mean only the row sum is less than 1, while the column sum may not.

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### Inequalities and bounds for relating p-norms (Reference request)

Hello all, I'm trying to find a good resource for a discussion on the relation between say, the p-norm of a vector (from a finite dimensional vector space) and its Euclidean norm. In my search on the ...

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### Minimum norm of convex hull

Dear all,
I am currently stuck at a problem which seems too easy to be stuck at to me...
Summary
Let $H$ be the convex hull of the points $d_1,\ldots, d_n\in \mathbb{R}^d$. How can one compute
...

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### Norm condition in a Banach lattice

Consider the following "condition (J)" on the norm of a (real or complex) Banach lattice $E$: whenever $x$ and $y$ are disjoint (i.e., $|x|\wedge |y|=0$) then
$\|x+y\|+\|x-y\|=2\|x\|+2\|y\|$.
...

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### Invexity of the $L_2$ norm

I have the following function:
$ f({\bf A,b}) = \| {\bf y - XAb} \|_2^2$
where ${\bf y}_{n \times 1}$ and ${\bf X}_{n \times p}$ are fixed, and ${\bf A}_{p \times r}$ and ${\bf b}_{r,1}$ are the ...

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### Diophantine approximations by norms of quadratic irrrationalities

The following problem came up on a mailing list that I subscribe to:
If $\alpha$ is irrational we can find (using continued fractions) infinitely many rational fractions $p/q$ such that $|q \alpha - ...

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### Bounding linear combination of exponentially decaying functions.

Let $f(x)=e^{-a|x|}$ and $a>0$ a constant. Suppose we take a linear combination
$s(x) = \sum_{i=1}^n \alpha_i f(x-x_i)$
where $\alpha_i\in\mathbb{R}$ and $-r< x_1< \ldots < x_n< r$. ...

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### On matrix norms

It is standard to define an induced matrix norm $|||\cdot|||$ from a vector norm $||\cdot||$ in this way:
$|||A|||=\max_{x \neq 0}{\frac{||Ax||}{||x||}}$.
Suppose we define a different function of ...

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### Equivalence of entrywise 1-norm and Schatten-1 norm

Let $A \in \mathbb{R}^{m\times n}$ and $\|A\| = \sum_{i, j} |A_{i,j}|$.
I am looking for constants $\alpha, \beta \in \mathbb{R}$ such that
$\alpha \|A\| \leq \|A\|_* \leq \beta \|A\|$
The function ...