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Lovelock and Rund: Star shaped set of points on a manifold
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Jan 17, 2013 2:39 PM




Re: Lovelock and Rund: Star shaped set of points on a manifold
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Jan 17, 2013 2:39 PM


In <NodnXx4EfewZ2vNnZ2dnUVZ_rGdnZ2d@megapath.net>, on 01/16/2013 at 02:06 PM, Hetware <hattons@speakyeasy.net> said:
>I'm having a bit of trouble grasping that concept. Let's take R^2, >for example. I choose a point in the middle of my paper, and call >it {0,0}. I now declare it to be a member of some open set U. >The smallest possible U is some infinitesimal open disk centered >on P.
What do you mean by "infinitesimal" and how is a disk with half the radius not smaller?
>So am I correct in understanding that the "star shaped" set U is the > infinitesimal disk centered on P, with parametrized curves >radiating infinitesimally from P?
>Is any ball with x^i < 1 a permissible choice for U?
Not only that, but so is any other open ball containing P. However, the definition of star shaped is more general; U need not be an open ball, or even convex.
What definition does the book give?
 Shmuel (Seymour J.) Metz, SysProg and JOAT <http://patriot.net/~shmuel>
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