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1. CJM Online first

Ciesielski, Krzysztof Chris; Jasinski, Jakub
Fixed point theorems for maps with local and pointwise contraction properties
The paper constitutes a comprehensive study of ten classes of self-maps on metric spaces $\langle X,d\rangle$ with the local and pointwise (a.k.a. local radial) contraction properties. Each of those classes appeared previously in the literature in the context of fixed point theorems. We begin with presenting an overview of these fixed point results, including concise self contained sketches of their proofs. Then, we proceed with a discussion of the relations among the ten classes of self-maps with domains $\langle X,d\rangle$ having various topological properties which often appear in the theory of fixed point theorems: completeness, compactness, (path) connectedness, rectifiable path connectedness, and $d$-convexity. The bulk of the results presented in this part consists of examples of maps that show non-reversibility of the previously established inclusions between theses classes. Among these examples, the most striking is a differentiable auto-homeomorphism $f$ of a compact perfect subset $X$ of $\mathbb R$ with $f'\equiv 0$, which constitutes also a minimal dynamical system. We finish with discussing a few remaining open problems on weather the maps with specific pointwise contraction properties must have the fixed points.

Keywords:fixed point, periodic point, contractive map, locally contractive map, pointwise contractive map, radially contractive map, rectifiably path connected space, d-convex, geodesic, remetrization contraction mapping principle
Categories:54H25, 37C25

2. CJM Online first

Giannopoulos, Apostolos; Koldobsky, Alexander; Valettas, Petros
Inequalities for the surface area of projections of convex bodies
We provide general inequalities that compare the surface area $S(K)$ of a convex body $K$ in ${\mathbb R}^n$ to the minimal, average or maximal surface area of its hyperplane or lower dimensional projections. We discuss the same questions for all the quermassintegrals of $K$. We examine separately the dependence of the constants on the dimension in the case where $K$ is in some of the classical positions or $K$ is a projection body. Our results are in the spirit of the hyperplane problem, with sections replaced by projections and volume by surface area.

Keywords:surface area, convex body, projection
Categories:52A20, 46B05

3. CJM Online first

Ng, P. W.; Skoufranis, P.
Closed convex hulls of unitary orbits in certain simple real rank zero C$^*$-algebras
In this paper, we characterize the closures of convex hulls of unitary orbits of self-adjoint operators in unital, separable, simple C$^*$-algebras with non-trivial tracial simplex, real rank zero, stable rank one, and strict comparison of projections with respect to tracial states. In addition, an upper bound for the number of unitary conjugates in a convex combination needed to approximate a self-adjoint are obtained.

Keywords:convex hull of unitary orbits, real rank zero C*-algebras simple, eigenvalue function, majorization

4. CJM 2014 (vol 67 pp. 90)

Bousch, Thierry
Une propriété de domination convexe pour les orbites sturmiennes
Let ${\bf x}=(x_0,x_1,\ldots)$ be a $N$-periodic sequence of integers ($N\ge1$), and ${\bf s}$ a sturmian sequence with the same barycenter (and also $N$-periodic, consequently). It is shown that, for affine functions $\alpha:\mathbb R^\mathbb N_{(N)}\to\mathbb R$ which are increasing relatively to some order $\le_2$ on $\mathbb R^\mathbb N_{(N)}$ (the space of all $N$-periodic sequences), the average of $|\alpha|$ on the orbit of ${\bf x}$ is greater than its average on the orbit of ${\bf s}$.

Keywords:suite sturmienne, domination convexe, optimisation ergodique
Categories:37D35, 49N20, 90C27

5. CJM 2013 (vol 67 pp. 3)

Alfonseca, M. Angeles; Kim, Jaegil
On the Local Convexity of Intersection Bodies of Revolution
One of the fundamental results in Convex Geometry is Busemann's theorem, which states that the intersection body of a symmetric convex body is convex. Thus, it is only natural to ask if there is a quantitative version of Busemann's theorem, i.e., if the intersection body operation actually improves convexity. In this paper we concentrate on the symmetric bodies of revolution to provide several results on the (strict) improvement of convexity under the intersection body operation. It is shown that the intersection body of a symmetric convex body of revolution has the same asymptotic behavior near the equator as the Euclidean ball. We apply this result to show that in sufficiently high dimension the double intersection body of a symmetric convex body of revolution is very close to an ellipsoid in the Banach-Mazur distance. We also prove results on the local convexity at the equator of intersection bodies in the class of star bodies of revolution.

Keywords:convex bodies, intersection bodies of star bodies, Busemann's theorem, local convexity
Categories:52A20, 52A38, 44A12

6. CJM 2013 (vol 66 pp. 783)

Izmestiev, Ivan
Infinitesimal Rigidity of Convex Polyhedra through the Second Derivative of the Hilbert-Einstein Functional
The paper is centered around a new proof of the infinitesimal rigidity of convex polyhedra. The proof is based on studying derivatives of the discrete Hilbert-Einstein functional on the space of "warped polyhedra" with a fixed metric on the boundary. The situation is in a sense dual to using derivatives of the volume in order to prove the Gauss infinitesimal rigidity of convex polyhedra. This latter kind of rigidity is related to the Minkowski theorem on the existence and uniqueness of a polyhedron with prescribed face normals and face areas. In the spherical and in the hyperbolic-de Sitter space, there is a perfect duality between the Hilbert-Einstein functional and the volume, as well as between both kinds of rigidity. We review some of the related work and discuss directions for future research.

Keywords:convex polyhedron, rigidity, Hilbert-Einstein functional, Minkowski theorem
Categories:52B99, 53C24

7. CJM 2013 (vol 66 pp. 373)

Kim, Sun Kwang; Lee, Han Ju
Uniform Convexity and Bishop-Phelps-Bollobás Property
A new characterization of the uniform convexity of Banach space is obtained in the sense of Bishop-Phelps-Bollobás theorem. It is also proved that the couple of Banach spaces $(X,Y)$ has the bishop-phelps-bollobás property for every banach space $y$ when $X$ is uniformly convex. As a corollary, we show that the Bishop-Phelps-Bollobás theorem holds for bilinear forms on $\ell_p\times \ell_q$ ($1\lt p, q\lt \infty$).

Keywords:Bishop-Phelps-Bollobás property, Bishop-Phelps-Bollobás theorem, norm attaining, uniformly convex
Categories:46B20, 46B22

8. CJM 2012 (vol 65 pp. 1236)

De Bernardi, Carlo Alberto
Higher Connectedness Properties of Support Points and Functionals of Convex Sets
We prove that the set of all support points of a nonempty closed convex bounded set $C$ in a real infinite-dimensional Banach space $X$ is $\mathrm{AR(}\sigma$-$\mathrm{compact)}$ and contractible. Under suitable conditions, similar results are proved also for the set of all support functionals of $C$ and for the domain, the graph and the range of the subdifferential map of a proper convex l.s.c. function on $X$.

Keywords:convex set, support point, support functional, absolute retract, Leray-Schauder continuation principle
Categories:46A55, 46B99, 52A07

9. CJM 2010 (vol 62 pp. 1293)

Kasprzyk, Alexander M.
Canonical Toric Fano Threefolds
An inductive approach to classifying all toric Fano varieties is given. As an application of this technique, we present a classification of the toric Fano threefolds with at worst canonical singularities. Up to isomorphism, there are $674,\!688$ such varieties.

Keywords:toric, Fano, threefold, canonical singularities, convex polytopes
Categories:14J30, 14J30, 14M25, 52B20

10. CJM 2010 (vol 62 pp. 827)

Ouyang, Caiheng; Xu, Quanhua
BMO Functions and Carleson Measures with Values in Uniformly Convex Spaces
This paper studies the relationship between vector-valued BMO functions and the Carleson measures defined by their gradients. Let $dA$ and $dm$ denote Lebesgue measures on the unit disc $D$ and the unit circle $\mathbf{T}$, respectively. For $1< q<\infty$ and a Banach space $B$, we prove that there exists a positive constant $c$ such that $$\sup_{z_0\in D}\int_{D}(1-|z|)^{q-1}\|\nabla f(z)\|^q P_{z_0}(z) dA(z) \le c^q\sup_{z_0\in D}\int_{\mathbf{T}}\|f(z)-f(z_0)\|^qP_{z_0}(z) dm(z)$$ holds for all trigonometric polynomials $f$ with coefficients in $B$ if and only if $B$ admits an equivalent norm which is $q$-uniformly convex, where $$P_{z_0}(z)=\frac{1-|z_0|^2}{|1-\bar{z_0}z|^2} .$$ The validity of the converse inequality is equivalent to the existence of an equivalent $q$-uniformly smooth norm.

Keywords:BMO, Carleson measures, Lusin type, Lusin cotype, uniformly convex spaces, uniformly smooth spaces
Categories:46E40, 42B25, 46B20

11. CJM 2009 (vol 61 pp. 566)

Graham, Ian; Hamada, Hidetaka; Kohr, Gabriela; Pfaltzgraff, John A.
Convex Subordination Chains in Several Complex Variables
In this paper we study the notion of a convex subordination chain in several complex variables. We obtain certain necessary and sufficient conditions for a mapping to be a convex subordination chain, and we give various examples of convex subordination chains on the Euclidean unit ball in $\mathbb{C}^n$. We also obtain a sufficient condition for injectivity of $f(z/\|z\|,\|z\|)$ on $B^n\setminus\{0\}$, where $f(z,t)$ is a convex subordination chain over $(0,1)$.

Keywords:biholomorphic mapping, convex mapping, convex subordination chain, Loewner chain, subordination
Categories:32H02, 30C45

12. CJM 2009 (vol 61 pp. 299)

Dawson, Robert J. MacG.; Moszy\'{n}ska, Maria
\v{C}eby\v{s}ev Sets in Hyperspaces over $\mathrm{R}^n$
A set in a metric space is called a \emph{\v{C}eby\v{s}ev set} if it has a unique ``nearest neighbour'' to each point of the space. In this paper we generalize this notion, defining a set to be \emph{\v{C}eby\v{s}ev relative to} another set if every point in the second set has a unique ``nearest neighbour'' in the first. We are interested in \v{C}eby\v{s}ev sets in some hyperspaces over $\R$, endowed with the Hausdorff metric, mainly the hyperspaces of compact sets, compact convex sets, and strictly convex compact sets. We present some new classes of \v{C}eby\v{s}ev and relatively \v{C}eby\v{s}ev sets in various hyperspaces. In particular, we show that certain nested families of sets are \v{C}eby\v{s}ev. As these families are characterized purely in terms of containment, without reference to the semi-linear structure of the underlying metric space, their properties differ markedly from those of known \v{C}eby\v{s}ev sets.

Keywords:convex body, strictly convex set, \v{C}eby\v{s}ev set, relative \v{C}eby\v{s}ev set, nested family, strongly nested family, family of translates
Categories:41A52, 52A20

13. CJM 2007 (vol 59 pp. 614)

Labuschagne, C. C. A.
Preduals and Nuclear Operators Associated with Bounded, $p$-Convex, $p$-Concave and Positive $p$-Summing Operators
We use Krivine's form of the Grothendieck inequality to renorm the space of bounded linear maps acting between Banach lattices. We construct preduals and describe the nuclear operators associated with these preduals for this renormed space of bounded operators as well as for the spaces of $p$-convex, $p$-concave and positive $p$-summing operators acting between Banach lattices and Banach spaces. The nuclear operators obtained are described in terms of factorizations through classical Banach spaces via positive operators.

Keywords:$p$-convex operator, $p$-concave operator, $p$-summing operator, Banach space, Banach lattice, nuclear operator, sequence space
Categories:46B28, 47B10, 46B42, 46B45

14. CJM 2007 (vol 59 pp. 85)

Foster, J. H.; Serbinowska, Monika
On the Convergence of a Class of Nearly Alternating Series
Let $C$ be the class of convex sequences of real numbers. The quadratic irrational numbers can be partitioned into two types as follows. If $\alpha$ is of the first type and $(c_k) \in C$, then $\sum (-1)^{\lfloor k\alpha \rfloor} c_k$ converges if and only if $c_k \log k \rightarrow 0$. If $\alpha$ is of the second type and $(c_k) \in C$, then $\sum (-1)^{\lfloor k\alpha \rfloor} c_k$ converges if and only if $\sum c_k/k$ converges. An example of a quadratic irrational of the first type is $\sqrt{2}$, and an example of the second type is $\sqrt{3}$. The analysis of this problem relies heavily on the representation of $ \alpha$ as a simple continued fraction and on properties of the sequences of partial sums $S(n)=\sum_{k=1}^n (-1)^{\lfloor k\alpha \rfloor}$ and double partial sums $T(n)=\sum_{k=1}^n S(k)$.

Keywords:Series, convergence, almost alternating, convex, continued fractions
Categories:40A05, 11A55, 11B83

15. CJM 2007 (vol 59 pp. 3)

Biller, Harald
Holomorphic Generation of Continuous Inverse Algebras
We study complex commutative Banach algebras (and, more generally, continuous inverse algebras) in which the holomorphic functions of a fixed $n$-tuple of elements are dense. In particular, we characterize the compact subsets of~$\C^n$ which appear as joint spectra of such $n$-tuples. The characterization is compared with several established notions of holomorphic convexity by means of approximation conditions.

Keywords:holomorphic functional calculus, commutative continuous inverse algebra, holomorphic convexity, Stein compacta, meromorphic convexity, holomorphic approximation
Categories:46H30, 32A38, 32E30, 41A20, 46J15

16. CJM 2006 (vol 58 pp. 401)

Kolountzakis, Mihail N.; Révész, Szilárd Gy.
On Pointwise Estimates of Positive Definite Functions With Given Support
The following problem has been suggested by Paul Tur\' an. Let $\Omega$ be a symmetric convex body in the Euclidean space $\mathbb R^d$ or in the torus $\TT^d$. Then, what is the largest possible value of the integral of positive definite functions that are supported in $\Omega$ and normalized with the value $1$ at the origin? From this, Arestov, Berdysheva and Berens arrived at the analogous pointwise extremal problem for intervals in $\RR$. That is, under the same conditions and normalizations, the supremum of possible function values at $z$ is to be found for any given point $z\in\Omega$. However, it turns out that the problem for the real line has already been solved by Boas and Kac, who gave several proofs and also mentioned possible extensions to $\RR^d$ and to non-convex domains as well. Here we present another approach to the problem, giving the solution in $\RR^d$ and for several cases in~$\TT^d$. Actually, we elaborate on the fact that the problem is essentially one-dimensional and investigate non-convex open domains as well. We show that the extremal problems are equivalent to some more familiar ones concerning trigonometric polynomials, and thus find the extremal values for a few cases. An analysis of the relationship between the problem for $\RR^d$ and that for $\TT^d$ is given, showing that the former case is just the limiting case of the latter. Thus the hierarchy of difficulty is established, so that extremal problems for trigonometric polynomials gain renewed recognition.

Keywords:Fourier transform, positive definite functions and measures, Turán's extremal problem, convex symmetric domains, positive trigonometric polynomials, dual extremal problems
Categories:42B10, 26D15, 42A82, 42A05

17. CJM 2003 (vol 55 pp. 1000)

Graczyk, P.; Sawyer, P.
Some Convexity Results for the Cartan Decomposition
In this paper, we consider the set $\mathcal{S} = a(e^X K e^Y)$ where $a(g)$ is the abelian part in the Cartan decomposition of $g$. This is exactly the support of the measure intervening in the product formula for the spherical functions on symmetric spaces of noncompact type. We give a simple description of that support in the case of $\SL(3,\mathbf{F})$ where $\mathbf{F} = \mathbf{R}$, $\mathbf{C}$ or $\mathbf{H}$. In particular, we show that $\mathcal{S}$ is convex. We also give an application of our result to the description of singular values of a product of two arbitrary matrices with prescribed singular values.

Keywords:convexity theorems, Cartan decomposition, spherical functions, product formula, semisimple Lie groups, singular values
Categories:43A90, 53C35, 15A18

18. CJM 2002 (vol 54 pp. 916)

Bastien, G.; Rogalski, M.
Convexité, complète monotonie et inégalités sur les fonctions zêta et gamma sur les fonctions des opérateurs de Baskakov et sur des fonctions arithmétiques
We give optimal upper and lower bounds for the function $H(x,s)=\sum_{n\geq 1}\frac{1}{(x+n)^s}$ for $x\geq 0$ and $s>1$. These bounds improve the standard inequalities with integrals. We deduce from them inequalities about Riemann's $\zeta$ function, and we give a conjecture about the monotonicity of the function $s\mapsto[(s-1)\zeta(s)]^{\frac{1}{s-1}}$. Some applications concern the convexity of functions related to Euler's $\Gamma$ function and optimal majorization of elementary functions of Baskakov's operators. Then, the result proved for the function $x\mapsto x^{-s}$ is extended to completely monotonic functions. This leads to easy evaluation of the order of the generating series of some arithmetical functions when $z$ tends to 1. The last part is concerned with the class of non negative decreasing convex functions on $]0,+\infty[$, integrable at infinity. Nous prouvons un encadrement optimal pour la quantit\'e $H(x,s)=\sum_{n\geq 1}\frac{1}{(x+n)^s}$ pour $x\geq 0$ et $s>1$, qui am\'eliore l'encadrement standard par des int\'egrales. Cet encadrement entra{\^\i}ne des in\'egalit\'es sur la fonction $\zeta$ de Riemann, et am\`ene \`a conjecturer la monotonie de la fonction $s\mapsto[(s-1)\zeta(s)]^{\frac{1}{s-1}}$. On donne des applications \`a l'\'etude de la convexit\'e de fonctions li\'ees \`a la fonction $\Gamma$ d'Euler et \`a la majoration optimale des fonctions \'el\'ementaires intervenant dans les op\'erateurs de Baskakov. Puis, nous \'etendons aux fonctions compl\`etement monotones sur $]0,+\infty[$ les r\'esultats \'etablis pour la fonction $x\mapsto x^{-s}$, et nous en d\'eduisons des preuves \'el\'ementaires du comportement, quand $z$ tend vers $1$, des s\'eries g\'en\'eratrices de certaines fonctions arithm\'etiques. Enfin, nous prouvons qu'une partie du r\'esultat se g\'en\'eralise \`a une classe de fonctions convexes positives d\'ecroissantes.

Keywords:arithmetical functions, Baskakov's operators, completely monotonic functions, convex functions, inequalities, gamma function, zeta function
Categories:26A51, 26D15

19. CJM 2001 (vol 53 pp. 470)

Bauschke, Heinz H.; Güler, Osman; Lewis, Adrian S.; Sendov, Hristo S.
Hyperbolic Polynomials and Convex Analysis
A homogeneous real polynomial $p$ is {\em hyperbolic} with respect to a given vector $d$ if the univariate polynomial $t \mapsto p(x-td)$ has all real roots for all vectors $x$. Motivated by partial differential equations, G{\aa}rding proved in 1951 that the largest such root is a convex function of $x$, and showed various ways of constructing new hyperbolic polynomials. We present a powerful new such construction, and use it to generalize G{\aa}rding's result to arbitrary symmetric functions of the roots. Many classical and recent inequalities follow easily. We develop various convex-analytic tools for such symmetric functions, of interest in interior-point methods for optimization problems over related cones.

Keywords:convex analysis, eigenvalue, G{\aa}rding's inequality, hyperbolic barrier function, hyperbolic polynomial, hyperbolicity cone, interior-point method, semidefinite program, singular value, symmetric function
Categories:90C25, 15A45, 52A41

20. CJM 2000 (vol 52 pp. 141)

Li, Chi-Kwong; Tam, Tin-Yau
Numerical Ranges Arising from Simple Lie Algebras
A unified formulation is given to various generalizations of the classical numerical range including the $c$-numerical range, congruence numerical range, $q$-numerical range and von Neumann range. Attention is given to those cases having connections with classical simple real Lie algebras. Convexity and inclusion relation involving those generalized numerical ranges are investigated. The underlying geometry is emphasized.

Keywords:numerical range, convexity, inclusion relation
Categories:15A60, 17B20

21. CJM 1999 (vol 51 pp. 250)

Combari, C.; Poliquin, R.; Thibault, L.
Convergence of Subdifferentials of Convexly Composite Functions
In this paper we establish conditions that guarantee, in the setting of a general Banach space, the Painlev\'e-Kuratowski convergence of the graphs of the subdifferentials of convexly composite functions. We also provide applications to the convergence of multipliers of families of constrained optimization problems and to the generalized second-order derivability of convexly composite functions.

Keywords:epi-convergence, Mosco convergence, Painlevé-Kuratowski convergence, primal-lower-nice functions, constraint qualification, slice convergence, graph convergence of subdifferentials, convexly composite functions
Categories:49A52, 58C06, 58C20, 90C30

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