26. CJM 2007 (vol 59 pp. 1008)
 Kaczynski, Tomasz; Mrozek, Marian; Trahan, Anik

Ideas from Zariski Topology in the Study of Cubical Homology
Cubical sets and their homology have been
used in dynamical systems as well as in digital imaging. We take a
fresh look at this topic, following Zariski ideas from
algebraic geometry. The cubical topology is defined to be a
topology in $\R^d$ in which a set is closed if and only if it is
cubical. This concept is a convenient frame for describing a
variety of important features of cubical sets. Separation axioms
which, in general, are not satisfied here, characterize exactly
those pairs of points which we want to distinguish. The noetherian
property guarantees the correctness of the algorithms. Moreover, maps
between cubical sets which are continuous and closed with respect
to the cubical topology are precisely those for whom the homology
map can be defined and computed without grid subdivisions. A
combinatorial version of the VietorisBegle theorem is derived. This theorem
plays the central role in an algorithm computing homology
of maps which are continuous
with respect to the Euclidean topology.
Categories:5504, 52B05, 54C60, 68W05, 68W30, 68U10 

27. CJM 2006 (vol 58 pp. 820)
 Moreno, J. P.; Papini, P. L.; Phelps, R. R.

Diametrically Maximal and Constant Width Sets in Banach Spaces
We characterize diametrically maximal and constant width
sets in $C(K)$, where $K$ is any compact Hausdorff space. These
results are applied to prove that the sum of two diametrically
maximal sets needs not be diametrically maximal, thus solving a
question raised in a paper by Groemer. A~characterization of
diametrically maximal sets in $\ell_1^3$ is also given, providing
a negative answer to Groemer's problem in finite dimensional
spaces. We characterize constant width sets in $c_0(I)$, for
every $I$, and then we establish the connections between the Jung
constant of a Banach space and the existence of constant width
sets with empty interior. Porosity properties of families of sets
of constant width and rotundity properties of diametrically
maximal sets are also investigated. Finally, we present some
results concerning nonreflexive and Hilbert spaces.
Categories:52A05, 46B20 

28. CJM 2006 (vol 58 pp. 600)
 MartinezMaure, Yves

Geometric Study of Minkowski Differences of Plane Convex Bodies
In the Euclidean plane $\mathbb{R}^{2}$, we define the Minkowski difference
$\mathcal{K}\mathcal{L}$ of two arbitrary convex bodies $\mathcal{K}$,
$\mathcal{L}$ as a rectifiable closed curve $\mathcal{H}_{h}\subset \mathbb{R}
^{2}$ that is determined by the difference $h=h_{\mathcal{K}}h_{\mathcal{L}
} $ of their support functions. This curve $\mathcal{H}_{h}$ is
called the
hedgehog with support function $h$. More generally, the object of hedgehog
theory is to study the BrunnMinkowski theory in the vector space of
Minkowski differences of arbitrary convex bodies of Euclidean space $\mathbb{R}
^{n+1}$, defined as (possibly singular and selfintersecting) hypersurfaces
of $\mathbb{R}^{n+1}$. Hedgehog theory is useful for: (i)
studying convex bodies by splitting them into a sum in order to reveal their
structure; (ii) converting analytical problems into
geometrical ones by considering certain real functions as support
functions.
The purpose of this paper is to give a detailed study of plane
hedgehogs, which constitute the basis of the theory. In particular:
(i) we study their length measures and solve the extension of the
ChristoffelMinkowski problem to plane hedgehogs; (ii) we
characterize support functions of plane convex bodies among support
functions of plane hedgehogs and support functions of plane hedgehogs among
continuous functions; (iii) we study the mixed area of
hedgehogs in $\mathbb{R}^{2}$ and give an extension of the classical Minkowski
inequality (and thus of the isoperimetric inequality) to hedgehogs.
Categories:52A30, 52A10, 53A04, 52A38, 52A39, 52A40 

29. CJM 2005 (vol 57 pp. 844)
 Williams, Gordon

Petrie Schemes
Petrie polygons, especially as they arise in the study of regular
polytopes and Coxeter groups, have been studied by geometers and group
theorists since the early part of the twentieth century. An open
question is the determination of which polyhedra possess Petrie
polygons that are simple closed curves. The current work explores
combinatorial structures in abstract polytopes, called Petrie schemes,
that generalize the notion of a Petrie polygon. It is established
that all of the regular convex polytopes and honeycombs in Euclidean
spaces, as well as all of the Gr\"unbaumDress polyhedra, possess
Petrie schemes that are not selfintersecting and thus have Petrie
polygons that are simple closed curves. Partial results are obtained
for several other classes of less symmetric polytopes.
Keywords:Petrie polygon, polyhedron, polytope, abstract polytope, incidence complex, regular polytope, Coxeter group Categories:52B15, 52B05 

30. CJM 2004 (vol 56 pp. 529)
 MartínezFinkelshtein, A.; Maymeskul, V.; Rakhmanov, E. A.; Saff, E. B.

Asymptotics for Minimal Discrete Riesz Energy on Curves in $\R^d$
We consider the $s$energy
$$
E(\ZZ_n;s)=\sum_{i \neq j} K(\z_{i,n}z_{j,n}\;s)
$$
for point sets $\ZZ_n=\{ z_{k,n}:k=0,\dots,n\}$ on certain compact sets
$\Ga$ in $\R^d$ having finite onedimensional Hausdorff measure, where
$$
K(t;s)=
\begin{cases}
t^{s} ,& \mbox{if } s>0, \\
\ln t, & \mbox{if } s=0,
\end{cases}
$$
is the Riesz kernel. Asymptotics for the minimum $s$energy and the
distribution of minimizing sequences of points is studied. In
particular, we prove that, for $s\geq 1$, the minimizing nodes for a
rectifiable Jordan curve $\Ga$ distribute asymptotically uniformly with
respect to arclength as $n\to\infty$.
Keywords:Riesz energy, Minimal discrete energy,, Rectifiable curves, Bestpacking on curves Categories:52A40, 31C20 

31. CJM 2004 (vol 56 pp. 472)
 Fonf, Vladimir P.; Veselý, Libor

InfiniteDimensional Polyhedrality
This paper deals with generalizations of the notion of a polytope to infinite
dimensions. The most general definition is the following: a bounded closed
convex subset of a Banach space is called a \emph{polytope} if each of its
finitedimensional affine sections is a (standard) polytope.
We study the relationships between eight known definitions
of infinitedimensional
polyhedrality. We provide a complete isometric
classification of them, which gives
solutions to several open problems.
An almost complete isomorphic classification
is given as well (only one implication remains open).
Categories:46B20, 46B03, 46B04, 52B99 

32. CJM 2001 (vol 53 pp. 1121)
 Athanasiadis, Christos A.; Santos, Francisco

Monotone Paths on Zonotopes and Oriented Matroids
Monotone paths on zonotopes and the natural generalization to maximal
chains in the poset of topes of an oriented matroid or arrangement of
pseudohyperplanes are studied with respect to a kind of local move,
called polygon move or flip. It is proved that any monotone path on a
$d$dimensional zonotope with $n$ generators admits at least $\lceil
2n/(nd+2) \rceil1$ flips for all $n \ge d+2 \ge 4$ and that for any
fixed value of $nd$, this lower bound is sharp for infinitely many
values of $n$. In particular, monotone paths on zonotopes which admit
only three flips are constructed in each dimension $d \ge 3$.
Furthermore, the previously known 2connectivity of the graph of
monotone paths on a polytope is extended to the 2connectivity of the
graph of maximal chains of topes of an oriented matroid. An
application in the context of Coxeter groups of a result known to be
valid for monotone paths on simple zonotopes is included.
Categories:52C35, 52B12, 52C40, 20F55 

33. 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 $t \mapsto p(xtd)$
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 convexanalytic tools
for such symmetric functions, of interest in interiorpoint methods
for optimization problems over related cones.
Keywords:convex analysis, eigenvalue, G{\aa}rding's inequality, hyperbolic barrier function, hyperbolic polynomial, hyperbolicity cone, interiorpoint method, semidefinite program, singular value, symmetric function Categories:90C25, 15A45, 52A41 

34. CJM 1999 (vol 51 pp. 1258)
 Baake, Michael; Moody, Robert V.

Similarity Submodules and Root Systems in Four Dimensions
Lattices and $\ZZ$modules in Euclidean space possess an infinitude
of subsets that are images of the original set under similarity
transformation. We classify such selfsimilar images according to
their indices for certain 4D examples that are related to 4D root
systems, both crystallographic and noncrystallographic. We
encapsulate their statistics in terms of Dirichlet series
generating functions and derive some of their asymptotic properties.
Categories:11S45, 11H05, 52C07 

35. CJM 1999 (vol 51 pp. 1300)
36. CJM 1999 (vol 51 pp. 449)
 Bahn, Hyoungsick; Ehrlich, Paul

A BrunnMinkowski Type Theorem on the Minkowski Spacetime
In this article, we derive a BrunnMinkowski type theorem
for sets bearing some relation to the causal structure
on the Minkowski spacetime $\mathbb{L}^{n+1}$. We also
present an isoperimetric inequality in the Minkowski
spacetime $\mathbb{L}^{n+1}$ as a consequence of this
BrunnMinkowski type theorem.
Keywords:Minkowski spacetime, BrunnMinkowski inequality, isoperimetric inequality Categories:53B30, 52A40, 52A38 

37. CJM 1999 (vol 51 pp. 225)
 Betke, U.; Böröczky, K.

Asymptotic Formulae for the Lattice Point Enumerator
Let $M$ be a convex body such that the boundary has positive
curvature. Then by a well developed theory dating back to Landau and
Hlawka for large $\lambda$ the number of lattice points in $\lambda M$
is given by $G(\lambda M) =V(\lambda M) + O(\lambda^{d1\varepsilon
(d)})$ for some positive $\varepsilon(d)$. Here we give for general
convex bodies the weaker estimate
\[
\left G(\lambda M) V(\lambda M) \right 
\le \frac{1}{2} S_{\Z^d}(M) \lambda^{d1}+o(\lambda^{d1})
\]
where $S_{\Z^d}(M)$ denotes the lattice surface area of $M$. The term
$S_{\Z^d}(M)$ is optimal for all convex bodies and $o(\lambda^{d1})$
cannot be improved in general. We prove that the same estimate even
holds if we allow small deformations of $M$.
Further we deal with families $\{P_\lambda\}$ of convex bodies where
the only condition is that the inradius tends to infinity. Here we have
\[
\left G(P_\lambda)V(P_\lambda) \right
\le dV(P_\lambda,K;1)+o \bigl( S(P_\lambda) \bigr)
\]
where the convex body $K$ satisfies some simple condition,
$V(P_\lambda,K;1)$ is some mixed volume and $S(P_\lambda)$ is the
surface area of $P_\lambda$.
Categories:11P21, 52C07 

38. CJM 1998 (vol 50 pp. 426)
39. CJM 1998 (vol 50 pp. 16)
 Böröczky, Károly; Schnell, Uwe

Asymptotic shape of finite packings
Let $K$ be a convex body in $\ed$ and denote by $\cn$
the set of centroids of $n$ nonoverlapping translates
of $K$. For $\varrho>0$, assume that the parallel body
$\cocn+\varrho K$ of $\cocn$ has minimal volume.
The notion of parametric density (see~\cite{Wil93})
provides a bridge between finite and infinite
packings (see~\cite{BHW94} or~\cite{Hen}).
It is known that
there exists a maximal $\varrho_s(K)\geq 1/(32d^2)$ such that
$\cocn$ is a segment for $\varrho<\varrho_s$ (see~\cite{BHW95}).
We prove the existence of a minimal $\varrho_c(K)\leq d+1$ such that
if $\varrho>\varrho_c$ and $n$ is large then
the shape of $\cocn$ can not be too far from the shape of $K$.
For $d=2$, we verify that $\varrho_s=\varrho_c$.
For $d\geq 3$, we present the first example of a convex
body with known $\varrho_s$ and $\varrho_c$; namely, we have
$\varrho_s=\varrho_c=1$ for the
parallelotope.
Categories:52C17, 05B40 

40. CJM 1997 (vol 49 pp. 1162)
 Ku, HsuTung; Ku, MeiChin; Zhang, XinMin

Isoperimetric inequalities on surfaces of constant curvature
In this paper we introduce the concepts of hyperbolic and elliptic
areas and prove uncountably many new geometric isoperimetric
inequalities on the surfaces of constant curvature.
Keywords:Gaussian curvature, GaussBonnet theorem, polygon, pseudopolygon, pseudoperimeter, hyperbolic surface, Heron's formula, analytic and geometric isoperimetric inequalities Categories:51M10, 51M25, 52A40, 53C20 
