Properties of Lipschitz quotient mappings on the plane

Villanueva Segovia, Cristina (2018). Properties of Lipschitz quotient mappings on the plane. University of Birmingham. Ph.D.

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In the present work, we are concerned with the relation between the Lipschitz and co-Lipschitz constants of a mapping f : ℝ2 → ℝ2 and the cardinality of the inverse image of a point under the mapping f, depending on the norm on ℝ2.
It is known that there is a scale of real numbers 0 < ... < Pn <…< P1 < 1 such that for any Lipschitz quotient mapping from the Euclidean plane to itself, if the ratio between the co-Lipschitz and Lipschitz constants of f is bigger than Pn, then the cardinality of any fibre of f is less than or equal to n. Furthermore, it is proven that for the Euclidean case the values of this scale are Pn = 1/n + 1) for each n ∈ ℕ and that these are sharp.
A natural question is: given a normed space (ℝ2 , II · II) whether it is possible to find the values of the scale 0 < . . . < pn II · II < ... < p1 II · II < 1 such that for any Lipschitz quotient mapping from (ℝ2, II · II) to itself, with Lipschitz and co-Lipschitz constants equal to L and c respectively, the relation c/L > pn II · II implies #f- 1 (x) ≤ n for all x ∈ ℝ2. In this work we prove that the same "Euclidean scale", Pn = 1/(n+1), works for any norm on the plane. Here we follow the general idea in a previous paper by Maleva but verify details carefully. On the other hand, the question whether this scale is sharp leads to different conclusions. We show that for some non-Euclidean norms the "Euclidean scale" is not sharp, but there are also non-Euclidean norms for which a Lipschitz quotient exists satisfying max# f - 1(x) = 2 and c/L = 1/2.

Type of Work: Thesis (Doctorates > Ph.D.)
Award Type: Doctorates > Ph.D.
College/Faculty: Colleges (2008 onwards) > College of Engineering & Physical Sciences
School or Department: School of Mathematics
Funders: Other
Other Funders: Mexican Secretariat of Public Education
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics


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