By Steven N. Evans

ISBN-10: 3540747974

ISBN-13: 9783540747970

ISBN-10: 3540747982

ISBN-13: 9783540747987

Random timber and tree-valued stochastic methods are of specific value in combinatorics, desktop technological know-how, phylogenetics, and mathematical inhabitants genetics. utilizing the framework of summary "tree-like" metric areas (so-called actual bushes) and ideas from metric geometry corresponding to the Gromov-Hausdorff distance, Evans and his collaborators have lately pioneered an method of learning the asymptotic behaviour of such gadgets while the variety of vertices is going to infinity. those notes survey the correct mathematical heritage and current a few chosen purposes of the theory.

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**Example text**

It remains to establish completeness. 22 to show that any Cauchy sequence in T converges to some compact metric space, or, equivalently, any Cauchy sequence in T has a subsequence that converges to some metric space. Let pTn qnPN be a Cauchy sequence in T. 18, a sufficient condition for this sequence to have a subsequential limit is that for every ε ą 0 there exists a positive number N “ N pεq such that every Tn contains an ε-net of cardinality N . Fix ε ą 0 and n0 “ n0 pεq such that dGH pTm , Tn q ă ε{2 for m, n ě n0 .

Let Y “ tpx, mq : x P X, m P R and 0 ď m ď dpv, xqu. Define, for px, mq, py, nq P Y , px, mq „ py, nq if and only if x ¨ y ě m “ n. 3 R-Trees 37 This is an equivalence relation on Y . Let X 1 “ Y { „, and let xx, my denote the equivalence class of px, mq. We define the metric by d1 pxx, my, xy, nyq “ m ` n ´ 2rm ^ n ^ px ¨ yqs. 12. y x (x,m) ~ (y,m) m V Fig. 12. 38. Solid lines represent points that are in X, while dashed lines represent points that are added to form X 1 . It follows by assumption that d1 is well defined.

Let ta, b, c, du be the set of leaves of T . 4. a (I) b e a c (II) a d (III) f c d b d b a c c (IV) d b Fig. 4. The four leaf-labeled trees with four leaves Consider case pIq, and let e be the uniquely determined branch point on the tree that lies on the segments ra, bs and ra, cs, and f be the uniquely determined branch point on the tree that lies on the segments rc, ds and ra, cs. That is, e :“ Y pa, b, cq “ Y pa, b, dq and f :“ Y pc, d, aq “ Y pc, d, bq. 3 Compact R-Trees and the Gromov–Hausdorff Metric 55 1 pdpa, bq ` dpa, cq ´ dpb, cqq “ pb ¨ cqa “ pb ¨ dqa 2 1 pdpa, bq ` dpb, cq ´ dpa, cqq “ pa ¨ cqb “ pa ¨ dqb 2 1 pdpc, dq ` dpa, cq ´ dpa, dqq “ pd ¨ aqc “ pd ¨ bqc 2 1 pdpc, dq ` dpa, dq ´ dpa, cqq “ pc ¨ aqd “ pc ¨ bqd 2 1 pdpa, dq ` dpb, cq ´ dpa, bq ´ dpc, dqq “ pa ¨ bqf “ pc ¨ dqe .

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