Irregular Math Gets Queasy
I was doing some research on a problem in algebra early this morning, and one thing led to another, and before I knew it, I was looking at a paper presented at the American Mathematical Society in 1972 with the purpose “to show that a complete, convex, externally convex metric space is generalized euclidean if and only if it has the euclidean symmetric isosceles queasy four-point property or the euclidean external isosceles queasy four-point property.”
Wow. Okay. Mrs. Washington never taught me that in high school.
I am calling out for help on this one. I tried to read the paper. Honestly, I did, but I can’t make heads or tails of it.
I need a mathematician to tell me:
What is the euclidean external isosceles queasy four-point property?
How is this concept actually used in math, and what are some of its applications beyond theory?