## Number Theory   ## Periodic Biotope Spaces

iotope spaces were introduced by Marchevsky-Steinhaus in for the needs of mathematical biology, namely the study of ecosystems. Biotope distance is defined on the set of all subsets of some finite set X. The distance between any subsets A1 and A2 of X is calculated by the rule: d(A1, A2) = (0, if A1 = A2 = ∅; |A1⊕A2| |A1∪A2| , if A1, A2 ∈ B(X)).We introduce a new generalization of a biotope metric to the infinite case using supernatural or Steinitz numbers. A supernatural number (or Steinitz number) is an infinite formal product of the form Y p∈P p kp where P is the set of all primes and kp ∈ N ∪ {0, ∞}. On the set of all periodic {0, 1}-sequences with the period that is a divisor of some supernatural u; we define the metric dB for any infinite periodic sequences x¯ and y¯ by the rule: dB(¯x, y¯) = dBn (¯xn, y¯n) where n is a common period of periodic sequences x¯ and y¯, and the formula dB(¯xn, y¯n) denotes the biotope distance between the first n coordinates of sequences x¯ and y¯ in the finite biotope metric space Bn. We denote the periodic biotope space that is defined by some Steinitz number u as B(u). If u is a finite Steinitz number, i.e. u is a positive integer, then B(u) is isometric finite biotope space Bu. We also prove that the introduced metric between such two periodic sequences does not depend on a choice of a common period. A family of such introduced periodic biotope spaces is naturally parametrized by supernatural numbers. More precisely, the family of these spaces forms a lattice that is isomorphic to the lattice of supernatural numbers. Moreover, each of these spaces B(u) is invariant with respect to the shift. We prove that the diametr of any periodic biotope space equals 1. We also show that any finite subset of a countable biotope space introduced in is isometric embedding in the periodic biotope space B(u) for any u.

Comments: 5 Pages. Text in Ukrainian. Mohyla Mathematical Journal, Vol 1 (2018) http://mmj.ukma.edu.ua/article/view/152597