[Banach] Abstract of a paper by Konrad J. Swanepoel
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This is an announcement for the paper "A problem of Kusner on
equilateral sets" by Konrad J. Swanepoel.
Abstract: R. B. Kusner [R. Guy, Amer. Math. Monthly 90 (1983),
196--199] asked whether a set of vectors in a d-dimensional real
vector space such that the l-p distance between any pair is 1, has
cardinality at most d+1. We show that this is true for p=4 and any
d >= 1, and false for all 1<p<2 with d sufficiently large, depending
More generally we show that the maximum cardinality is at most
$(2\lceil p/4\rceil-1)d+1$ if p is an even integer, and at least
$(1+\epsilon_p)d$ if 1<p<2, where $\epsilon_p>0$ depends on p.
Archive classification: Metric Geometry; Functional Analysis
Mathematics Subject Classification: 52C10 (Primary) 52A21, 46B20
Citation: Archiv der Mathematik (Basel) 83 (2004), no. 2, 164--170
Remarks: 6 pages. Small correction to Proposition 2
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