Israel Journal of Mathematics

, Volume 102, Issue 1, pp 189–197

On embedding expanders into ℓp spaces


DOI: 10.1007/BF02773799

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Matoušek, J. Isr. J. Math. (1997) 102: 189. doi:10.1007/BF02773799


In this note we show that the minimum distortion required to embed alln-point metric spaces into the Banach space ℓp is between (c1/p) logn and (c2/p) logn, wherec2>c1>0 are absolute constants and 1≤p<logn. The lower bound is obtained by a generalization of a method of Linial et al. [LLR95], by showing that constant-degree expanders (considered as metric spaces) cannot be embedded any better.

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© The Magnes Press · The Hebrew University · Jerusalem 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Applied MathematicsCharles UniversityPraha 1Czech Republic

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