Journal of Geometry

, 109:25 | Cite as

The cone metric of a Busemann space

  • Pavel Andreev


We introduce a metric \(d_c\) on the Busemann space (Xd) such that the horofunction compactification of the space \((X, d_c)\) is equivalent to the geodesic compactification of the initial space. The space \((X, d_c)\) is not geodesic in general. It is shown that \((X, d_c)\) is geodesic if and only if X is a real tree.


Busemann space cone metric geodesic compactification 

Mathematics Subject Classification

Primary 53C23 Secondary 53C70 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Northern (Arctic) Federal UniversityArkhangelskRussia

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