# Questions tagged [mg.metric-geometry]

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Lets say that a finite simple graph $G$ is (intrinsically) fully triple-linked if for each embedding of $G$ into $\Bbb R^3$ we can find three disjoint cycles $C_1,C_2,C_3\subset G$ whose embeddings ...
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### Reference request: Fréchet embedding

Given a separable metric space $(X,d)$, we have an isometric embedding $X\to\ell^\infty$ given by taking $x_n$ the countable dense subset and sending $x\mapsto\lvert(x,x_n)-d(x,x_0)\rvert$. This ...
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### Three annulus intersection problem [migrated]

Recently I faced a problem about intersection of three annuli. Imagine having three annuli same dimensions and you put them next to each other into triangular shape like putting together three circles....
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### Connectedness of fibers of almost Riemannian submersions

EDIT: Let $M,N$ be compact connected smooth Riemannian manifolds. Let us assume that $N$ is closed, while $M$ might have a geodesically convex boundary. Given $f\colon M\to N$ be an $\varepsilon$-...
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### Algorithm to generate configurations with kissing number 12

That the kissing number of a sphere in dimension 3 is 12 is well known. However, it is also known that there is a lot of empty space between the 12 spheres. I deduce (am I wrong?) that there are many ...
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### Does there exist a plane curve such that it has the heart curve as catacaustic?

Given a curve $C$ and a fixed point $L$ (the light source), the catacaustic of $C$ with respect to $L$ is the envelope of light rays coming from $L$ and reflected from the curve $C$. The catacaustic ...
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### Given a collection of vectors $x_1,\ldots,x_k$, which inner products $\langle x_i,x_j\rangle$ are needed to uniquely determine all inner products

Given a collection of vectors $x_1,\ldots,x_k$, which inner products $\langle x_i,x_j\rangle$ need to be known to uniquely determine all inner products? I'll begin with the specific case I am ...
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### Does $\mathbb Z^n$ contain $A_n$?

Are there any positive integer $n > 3$ such that the root lattice $A_n$ is contained in $\mathbb Z^n$?
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### Seek a partition of $\mathbb R^d$

Let $c>0$ be given. I look for $n\ge 1$ and a collection of closed subsets $(F_i: 1\le i\le n)$ such that $$\bigcup_{1\le i\le n} {\rm int}(F_i)= \mathbb R^d,$$ and for every $x\in \mathbb R^d$, ...
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### To place copies of a planar convex region such that number of 'contacts' among them is maximized

A contact between two planar convex regions obviously happens either along a line segment or at a single point. Question: Given a planar convex region $C$ and a number $n$, we need to lay out $n$ ...
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### "Almost geodesics" in Riemannian manifolds which cannot be loops

Let $M,N$ be smooth Riemannian manifolds of the same dimension. Let $0<\varepsilon<\frac{inj(N)}{100}$. Let $f\colon M\to N$ be a smooth map such that for any $x\in M$ and any $v\in T_xM$ one ...
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### When is a distance space dominated by a metric space?

A distance space is a pair $(X,d)$ where $X$ is a set and $d:X \times X \rightarrow \mathbb{R}$ is a symmetric, non-negative map such that $d(x,x)=0$ for all $x \in X$. These are sometimes called semi-...
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### To maximize the volume of the polyhedron resulting from perimeter-halvings of a convex polygonal region

We add one more bit to Forming paper bags that can 'trap' 3D regions of max surface area (note: some possibly open related questions are also in the comments following the answer to above ...
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### Embedding a countably infinite metric space in $\ell^2(\mathbb Z_+)$

Suppose $(X,d)$ is a countably infinite set endowed with a metric $d$ that satisfies the following condition: Every finite subset of $X$ with the induced metric is isometric to a subset of some ...
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### Nested convex hulls in Hadamard manifold

Let $F$ be a finite set in a Hadamard manifold $H$, and $W\supset F$ is its neighborhood. Is it true that the closure of the convex hull of $F$ lies in the interior of the convex hull of $W$? ...
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### Osculating sphere at point of maximal curvature lies to one side

I'm looking for the higher dimensional version of this post, which says that given a curve $\gamma \subseteq \mathbb{R}^2$, the osculating circle will lie to one side of the curve at points of maximal ...
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### On 'Width Equalizers' of planar convex regions

Definitions: The least width of a 2D convex region C is the least distance between any pair of parallel lines that both touch the boundary of C (in what follows, we refer to this quantity as simply '...
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### Equivalent definition for Skorokhod metric

I have a question about the Skorokod distance on the space $\mathcal{D}([0,1],\mathbb{R})$:  d(X,Y):= \inf_{\lambda \in \Lambda}\left( \sup_{t\in [0,1]}|t-\lambda(t)|\vee \sup_{t\in [0,1]}|X(t)-Y(\...
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### Étendue measure of the set of lines between two Euclidean balls

Let $d>0$ and $r_1,r_2>0$ such that $r_1+r_2 < d$. Consider two (say, closed) balls $B_1,B_2$ in $\mathbb{R}^m$ having radii $r_1,r_2$ and whose centers are at distance $d$. Let $C$ be the ...
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### $L^p$-compression of metabelian groups

Question: Is there a metabelian group, so that for some $\epsilon >0$ and all $p \in [1, \infty[$ the [equivariant] compression exponent in [any] $L^p$-space is bounded by $1-\epsilon$ (bound does ...
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### Reference request: Carathéodory-type theorem for convex hulls of closed sets

I'm looking for a reference for the following theorem. Theorem Let $X$ be a closed subset of $\mathbb{R}^N$, and let $a$ be a point of its convex hull $\operatorname{conv}(X)$. Then there exist ...
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### Kepler conjecture: Are there only two most efficient packings or could there be more than two?

Today I attended a talk by Terence Tao, attended by (I'm guessing) probably at least a couple of thousand people, in which among other things he said it had been proved that no packing of spheres in ...
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### Another lemma on intersections of $d$-simplices

Let $d\ge1$. A $d$-simplex $S$ is the convex hull in $\mathbb R^d$ of the vertices $v_0,\dots,v_d\in\mathbb R^d$ where $\{v_1-v_0,\dots,v_d-v_0\}$ is a linearly independent set of $d$ vectors; for ...
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### Determining a convex hyperbolic pentagon by all side lengths and two specified angle sums

We are trying to prove the following statement for convex hyperbolic pentagons which we believe should be true. Consider a convex hyperbolic pentagon with sides of lengths $a, b, c, d, e$. Suppose the ...
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### Computational complexity of exact computation of the doubling dimension

Given a finite metric space $X$, the doubling constant of $X$ is the smallest integer $k$ such that any ball of arbitrary radius $r$ can be covered by at most $k$ balls of radius $r/2$. The doubling ...
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### How to estimate the distance between geodesics and points for Riemannian manifold with positive sectional curvature

Assume that $M$ is a complete Riemannian manifold and there exists $k>0$ such that $K(q)\geq k$ for any $q\in M$, where $K$ is the sectional curvature of $M$. Let $\gamma$ be a closed ...
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### Geometry in $\mathbb{R}^n$: angle between projections of a rectangle

Consider a hyper rectangle $R$ in $\mathbb{R}^n$ defined by $|x_i|\leq M_i$ for all $i\leq n$. Consider a linear affine subspace $L$ of dimension $1\leq k <n$ such that $L\cap R\neq \emptyset$. For ...
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