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1. CJM 2011 (vol 64 pp. 1058)

Plakhov, Alexander
Optimal Roughening of Convex Bodies
A body moves in a rarefied medium composed of point particles at rest. The particles make elastic reflections when colliding with the body surface, and do not interact with each other. We consider a generalization of Newton's minimal resistance problem: given two bounded convex bodies $C_1$ and $C_2$ such that $C_1 \subset C_2 \subset \mathbb{R}^3$ and $\partial C_1 \cap \partial C_2 = \emptyset$, minimize the resistance in the class of connected bodies $B$ such that $C_1 \subset B \subset C_2$. We prove that the infimum of resistance is zero; that is, there exist "almost perfectly streamlined" bodies.

Keywords:billiards, shape optimization, problems of minimal resistance, Newtonian aerodynamics, rough surface
Categories:37D50, 49Q10

2. CJM 1998 (vol 50 pp. 342)

Giraldo, Antonio
Shape fibrations, multivalued maps and shape groups
The notion of shape fibration with the near lifting of near multivalued paths property is studied. The relation of these maps---which agree with shape fibrations having totally disconnected fibers---with Hurewicz fibrations with the unique path lifting property is completely settled. Some results concerning homotopy and shape groups are presented for shape fibrations with the near lifting of near multivalued paths property. It is shown that for this class of shape fibrations the existence of liftings of a fine multivalued map, is equivalent to an algebraic problem relative to the homotopy, shape or strong shape groups associated.

Keywords:Shape fibration, multivalued map, homotopy groups, shape, groups, strong shape groups
Categories:54C56, 55P55, 55Q05, 55Q07, 55R05

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