Maps between spheres of minimal stretch
University of Pennsylvania
Coauthors: Herman Gluck
Given a homotopy class of maps between spheres, curiosity leads some to wonder about the existence of a map with minimal Lipschitz constant, i.e. minimal stretch. I'll present a couple results in this relatively uncharted topic focusing on Hopf maps. The talk will require very little technology, and will sadly have nothing to do with groups. However, I think the proofs are fun.
Date received: January 30, 2008
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