Title

Low-Distortion Embeddings of Infinite Metric Spaces into the Real Line

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2-2009

Abstract

We present a proof of a Ramsey-type theorem for infinite metric spaces due to Matoušek. Then we show that for every K>1 every uncountable Polish space has a perfect subset that K-bi-Lipschitz embeds into the real line. Finally we study decompositions of infinite separable metric spaces into subsets that, for some K>1, K-bi-Lipschitz embed into the real line.