Isometries and Computability Structures

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Isometries and Computability Structures
: We investigate the relationship between computable metric spaces (X, d, ) and (X, d, ), where (X, d) is a given metric space. In the case of Euclidean space, and are equivalent up to isometry, which does not hold in general. We introduce the notion of effectively dispersed metric space and we use it in the proof of the following result: if (X, d, ) is effectively totally bounded, then (X, d, ) is also effectively totally bounded. This means that the property that a computable metric space is effectively totally bounded (and in particular effectively compact) depends only on the underlying metric space. In the final section of this paper we examine compact metric spaces (X, d) such that there are only finitely many isometries X X. We prove that in this case a stronger result holds than the previous one: if (X, d, ) is effectively totally bounded, then and are equivalent. Hence if (X, d, ) is effectively totally bounded, then (X, d) has a unique computability structure. Key Words: ...
Zvonko Iljazovic
Added 20 May 2011
Updated 20 May 2011
Type Journal
Year 2010
Where JUCS
Authors Zvonko Iljazovic
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