Extended by Balk Metrics


  • Received : 2013.12.21
  • Accepted : 2014.04.11
  • Published : 2015.06.23


Let X be a nonempty set and $\mathcal{F}$(X) be the set of nonempty finite subsets of X. The paper deals with the extended metrics ${\tau}:\mathcal{F}(X){\rightarrow}\mathbb{R}$ recently introduced by Peter Balk. Balk's metrics and their restriction to the family of sets A with ${\mid}A{\mid}{\leqslant}n$ make possible to consider "distance functions" with n variables and related them quantities. In particular, we study such type generalized diameters $diam_{{\tau}^n}$ and find conditions under which $B{\mapsto}diam_{{\tau}^n}B$ is a Balk's metric. We prove the necessary and sufficient conditions under which the restriction ${\tau}$ to the set of $A{\in}\mathcal{F}(X)$ with ${\mid}A{\mid}{\leqslant}3$ is a symmetric G-metric. An infinitesimal analog for extended by Balk metrics is constructed.


generalized diameter;G-metric;pretangent space;ultrametric;ultrafilter


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