# Bound on Riemannian Distance Outside Coordinate Neighborhood

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## Theorem

Let $\struct {M, g}$ be a Riemannian manifold with or without boundary.

Let $d_g$ be the Riemannian distance.

Suppose $U \subseteq M$ is an open subset.

Let $p \in M$ be a point.

Then $p$ has a coordinate neighborhood $V \subseteq U$ such that:

- $\forall q \in M \setminus V : \exists D \in \R_{> 0} : \map {d_g} {p, q} \ge D$

where $\setminus$ denotes the set difference.

## Proof

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## Sources

- 2018: John M. Lee:
*Introduction to Riemannian Manifolds*(2nd ed.) ... (previous) ... (next): $\S 2$: Riemannian Metrics. Lengths and Distances