Kaleidoscopical Configurations in $G$-Spaces

  • Taras Banakh
  • Oleksandr Petrenko
  • Igor Protasov
  • Sergiy Slobodianiuk


Let $G$ be a group and $X$ be a $G$-space with the action $G\times X\rightarrow X$, $(g,x)\mapsto gx$. A subset $F$ of $X$ is called a kaleidoscopical configuration if there exists a coloring $\chi:X\rightarrow C$ such that the restriction of $\chi$ on each subset $gF$, $g\in G$, is a bijection. We present a construction (called the splitting construction) of kaleidoscopical configurations in an arbitrary $G$-space, reduce the problem of characterization of kaleidoscopical configurations in a finite Abelian group $G$ to a factorization of $G$ into two subsets, and describe all kaleidoscopical configurations in isometrically homogeneous ultrametric spaces with finite distance scale. Also we construct $2^{\mathfrak c}$ (unsplittable) kaleidoscopical configurations of cardinality $\mathfrak c$ in the Euclidean space $\mathbb{R}^n$.
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