Thread: Unitary Ball
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Mar3-12, 02:37 AM
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The usual distance function on R^n is d^2=sqrt(x^2+y^2+...), but that's not the only one you can use. You can certainly use your max function distance function.

The terminology "unit balls" comes from the usual distance function in which case, in 3-D you would get "balls". If you use other distance functions, you can get different shapes for your "unit balls".