The beckman-quarles theorem for rational spaces

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The Beckman-Quarles theorem states that every unit-preserving mapping from R d to itself is an isometry, for all d≥2. The analogues for the rational spaces Q d were established for all even dimensions, d,d≥6, as well as for all odd dimensions d of the form d=2n 2-1=m 2, for integers n,m≥2. The purpose of this paper is to present a proof of the rational analogues of the Beckman-Quarles Theorem in dimensions d of the form d=2n 2-1, for all n3. The proof is also applicable in all the even dimensions d of the form d=4k(k+1), for k1, and in the real cases for all the dimensions d,d3.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)311-320
Number of pages10
JournalDiscrete Mathematics
Issue number1-3
StatePublished - 6 Apr 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Discrete Mathematics and Combinatorics


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