Asymptotic dimension, Property A, and Lipschitz maps

Research paper by M. Cencelj, J. Dydak, A. Vavpetic

Indexed on: 22 Sep '09Published on: 22 Sep '09Published in: Mathematics - Metric Geometry


It is well-known that a paracompact space X is of covering dimension n if and only if any map f from X to a simplicial complex K can be pushed into its n-skeleton. We use the same idea to define dimension in the coarse category. It turns out the analog of maps f from X to K is related to asymptotically Lipschitz maps, the analog of paracompact spaces are spaces related to Yu's Property A, and the dimension coincides with Gromov's asymptotic dimension.