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In mathematics, a Finsler manifold is a differential manifold M with a Banach norm defined over each tangent space such that the Banach norm as a function of position is smooth and satisfies the following property:
- For each point x of M, and for every vector v in the tangent space TxM, the second derivative of the function L:TxM->R given by
- at v is positive definite.
The length of γ, a differentiable curve in M is given by
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