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Metric Entropy of Homogeneous Spaces

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For a precompact subset K of a metric space and ε > 0, the covering number N(K,ε) is defined as the smallest number of balls of radius ε whose union covers K. Knowledge of the metric entropy, i.e., the asymptotic behaviour of covering numbers for (families of) metric spaces is important in many areas of mathematics (geometry, functional analysis, probability, coding theory, to name a few). In this paper we give asymptotically correct estimates for covering numbers for a large class of homogeneous spaces of unitary (or orthogonal) groups with respect to some natural metrics, most notably the one induced by the operator norm. This generalizes the author's earlier results concerning covering numbers of Grassmann manifolds; the generalization is motivated by applications to noncommutative probability and operator algebras. The argument uses a characterization of geodesics in U(n) (or SO(m)) for a class of non-Riemannian Finsler metric structures.
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43
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1
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395-410
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1998
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  • Department of Mathematics, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio 44106-7058, U.S.A.
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