### Abstract

If an isometric embedding l_{p} ^{m} →l_{q} ^{n} with finite p, q>1 exists, then p=2 and q is an even integer. Under these conditions such an embedding exists if and only if n≥N(m, q) where {Mathematical expression} To construct some concrete embeddings, one can use orbits of orthogonal representations of finite groups. This yields:N(2, q)=q/2+1 (by regular (q+2)-gon), N(3, 4)=6 (by icosahedron), N(3, 6)≥11 (by octahedron), etc. Another approach is based on relations between embeddings, Euclidean or spherical designs and cubature formulas. This allows us to sharpen the above lower bound for N(m, q) and obtain a series of concrete values, e.g. N(3, 8)=16 and N(7, 4)=28. In the cases (m, n, q)=(3, 6, 10) and (3, 8, 15) some ε-embeddings with ε ∼ 0.03 are constructed by the orbit method. The rigidness of spherical designs in Bannai's sense and a similar property for the embeddings are considered, and a conjecture of [7] is proved for any fixed (m, n, q).

Original language | English (US) |
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Pages (from-to) | 327-362 |

Number of pages | 36 |

Journal | Geometriae Dedicata |

Volume | 47 |

Issue number | 3 |

DOIs | |

State | Published - Sep 1 1993 |

### All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

- Geometry and Topology

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*Geometriae Dedicata*,

*47*(3), 327-362. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF01263664