A Laman theorem for non-Euclidean bar-joint frameworks.

26 February 2013
17:00
to
18:16
Derek Kitson
Abstract
Laman's theorem characterises the minimally infinitesimally rigid frameworks in Euclidean space $\mathbb{R}^2$ in terms of $(2,3)$-tight graphs. An interesting problem is to determine whether analogous results hold for bar-joint frameworks in other normed linear spaces. In this talk we will show how this can be done for frameworks in the non-Euclidean spaces $(\mathbb{R}^2,\|\cdot\|_q)$ with $1\leq q\leq \infty$, $q\not=2$. This is joint work with Stephen Power.
  • Functional Analysis Seminar