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Distance of a point from a subspace vs. diameter

Let X = $(\Bbb R^N, \|\cdot\|)$ be a Banach space. Let $x_0 \in S^{N-1} = \{x \in \Bbb R^N : \sqrt{x_1^2+...+x_n^2}=1\}$. Denote $B^N_2 = \{x \in \Bbb R^N : \sqrt{x_1^2+...+x_N^2} \le 1 \}$. Define ...
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For any three vectors $x,y,z\in\mathbb{R}^d$, we have $ \|y-z\|\cdot\|x\|\leq\|x-y\|\cdot\|z\|+\|z-x\|\cdot\|y\|$

Does anyone know a proof of the following problem? Problem: Show that for any three vectors ${\bf x}, {\bf y}, {\bf z}\in \mathbb{R}^d$ the following holds, $$ \|{\bf y} - {\bf z}\|\cdot \|{\bf x}\| ...
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Bounding L2 distance with mean and standard deviation

Let $\mathbf{x}=[x_i]_{i=1}^d, \mathbf{y}=[y_i]_{i=1}^d$ be two vectors in $R^d$. Is it possible to find a lower bound $l\leq \|x-y\|$ and an upper bound $u\geq\|x-y\|$ as a function of ...
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a conjecture on norms and convex functions over polytopes

Suppose one has a convex, bounded polytope P $\subset R^n$ and a strictly convex function $f$ defined everywhere on $R^n$. $f$ has a unique minimum; and suppose this minimum occurs somewhere strictly ...
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Is there a geometric meaning of the Frobenius norm?

I have a positive definite matrix $A$. I am going to choose its Frobenius norm $\|A\|_F^2$ as a cost function and then minimize $\|A\|_F^2$. But I think I need to find a reason to convince people it ...