Weak isometries of Hamming spaces
Consider any permutation of the elements of a (finite) metric space that preserves a specific distance
p. When is such a permutation automatically an isometry of the metric space? In this note we study
this problem for the Hamming spaces H(n,q) both from a linear algebraic and combinatorial point
of view. We obtain some sufficient conditions for the question to have an affirmative answer, as well
as pose some interesting open problems.
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