How rigid the finite ultrametric spaces can be?

O. Dovgoshey, E. Petrov*, H. M. Teichert

*Corresponding author for this work
4 Citations (Scopus)


A metric space X is rigid if the isometry group of X is trivial. The finite ultrametric spaces X with |X| ≥ 2 are not rigid since for every such X there is a self-isometry having exactly |X|−2 fixed points. Using the representing trees we characterize the finite ultrametric spaces X for which every self-isometry has at least |X|−2 fixed points. Some other extremal properties of such spaces and related graph theoretical characterizations are also obtained.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Fixed Point Theory and Applications
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)1083-1102
Number of pages20
Publication statusPublished - 01.06.2017


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