Involve: A Journal of Mathematics

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  • Volume 11, Number 5 (2018), 735-752.

Pythagorean orthogonality of compact sets

Pallavi Aggarwal, Steven Schlicker, and Ryan Swartzentruber

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Abstract

The Hausdorff metric h is used to define the distance between two elements of (n), the hyperspace of all nonempty compact subsets of n. The geometry this metric imposes on (n) is an interesting one — it is filled with unexpected results and fascinating connections to number theory and graph theory. Circles and lines are defined in this geometry to make it an extension of the standard Euclidean geometry. However, the behavior of lines and segments in this extended geometry is much different from that of lines and segments in Euclidean geometry. This paper presents surprising results about rays in the geometry of (n), with a focus on attempting to find well-defined notions of angle and angle measure in (n).

Article information

Source
Involve, Volume 11, Number 5 (2018), 735-752.

Dates
Received: 17 September 2015
Revised: 2 March 2017
Accepted: 3 December 2017
First available in Project Euclid: 12 April 2018

Permanent link to this document
https://projecteuclid.org/euclid.involve/1523498540

Digital Object Identifier
doi:10.2140/involve.2018.11.735

Mathematical Reviews number (MathSciNet)
MR3784023

Zentralblatt MATH identifier
06866580

Subjects
Primary: 51FXX

Keywords
Hausdorff metric Pythagorean orthogonality Pythagorean triples

Citation

Aggarwal, Pallavi; Schlicker, Steven; Swartzentruber, Ryan. Pythagorean orthogonality of compact sets. Involve 11 (2018), no. 5, 735--752. doi:10.2140/involve.2018.11.735. https://projecteuclid.org/euclid.involve/1523498540


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