# Questions tagged [finsler]

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### Completeness on the tangent bundle

I was wondering if geodesics are defined for all time on compact Finsler manifolds, or more generally, for any spray on a compact manifold (where by geodesics, I simply mean the integral curves of the ...
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### References on “not-quite” Finsler geometry?

In typical studies of Finsler geometry, the metric function $F: TM \to [0,\infty)$ is assumed to be smooth away from the zero section, and $F$ is assume to be sufficiently convex. Under these ...
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### A non-Finsler metric on $\mathbb{R}^2$

I am looking for a inner metric on $\mathbb{R}^2$ (that induces the standard topology) which is not Finsler. By "Finsler" here I mean a metric that is obtained by the following construction: ...
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### Existence of connections in a vector bundle whose parallel transport preserves a function on a total space

Let $p:E \to M$ be a vector bundle over a smooth manifold $M$, $M\times 0$ be the image of its zero section of $p$, $\mathcal{X}(M)$ be the space of vector fields on $M$, and $\Gamma(E)$ be the space ...
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### How to find geodesics in a Randers spaces?

Consider a Randers space $(M,F)$ that is the solution of the zermelo's navigation problem associated to a wind $W$ which is homothety; $\mathcal{L}_Wh=\sigma h$, $\delta$ constant, on a Riemannian ...
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### What happens if in Randers metric the norm of the wind is not less than 1

One way to define the Randers metric is using the data $(h,W)$ associated to the Zermelo problem. Here $h$ is the Riemannian metric and $W$ is the wind. In order to define the Randers metric we must ...
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### Angle between two vectors in a Minkowski (Finsler) space!

Given a Minkowski (or Finsler) space $(V,F)$, I am wondering how to define the angle between two vectors $w$ and $v$. I first thought it must be as \cos\theta(w,v)=\frac{g_w(w,v)}{\sqrt{g_w(w,w)g_w(...
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### Volume form induced by a Finsler metric

I'm interested in knowing more about the volume form canonically induced by a Finsler metric. I've found some reasoning about it in this article http://www.ams.org/journals/bull/1950-56-01/S0002-9904-...
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### Geodesics of non-smooth Finsler structure, or non-smooth Lagrange problem

I need to find the geodesics of a certain Finsler structure on $\mathbb R^n$. The structure is determined by quite nice $\ell^1$-like norms on tangent spaces, so that it is reversible. However the ...
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### Existence of geometric Tubular Neighborhoods in Finsler spaces

I have not found any reference among the well-known books about the existence of a geometric tubular neighborhood in the Finsler spaces. I am wondering if there exists such a neighborhood for any ...
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### Smoothness of some power of the geodesic distance in a Finsler geometry

I know that generally the geodesic distance $d_x$ from a point $x$ in a Finsler space is not smooth ($C^\infty$). According to Shen, the square of it is just $C^1$ at $x$. Now I am wondering if there ...
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### Exponential Map for non-smooth Finsler manifolds

Context If I'm interested in studying reversible Finsler manifolds which do not have the strong convexity of the Hessian property (that is the Finsler function is a regular norm on every tangent ...
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### The Finslerian version of the Nash embedding theorem

Is it true to say that every Finslerian manifold can be isometrically embedded in some $M_{n}(\mathbb{R})$ with operator norm? Note that every Riemannian manifold can be embedded in some matrix ...