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1. CJM Online first
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 |
2. CJM 2009 (vol 61 pp. 299)
\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 |
3. CJM 2007 (vol 59 pp. 1029)
The Geometry of $L_0$ Suppose that we have the unit Euclidean ball in
$\R^n$ and construct new bodies using three operations --- linear
transformations, closure in the radial metric, and multiplicative
summation defined by $\|x\|_{K+_0L} = \sqrt{\|x\|_K\|x\|_L}.$ We prove
that in dimension $3$ this procedure gives all origin-symmetric convex
bodies, while this is no longer true in dimensions $4$ and higher. We
introduce the concept of embedding of a normed space in $L_0$ that
naturally extends the corresponding properties of $L_p$-spaces with
$p\ne0$, and show that the procedure described above gives exactly the
unit balls of subspaces of $L_0$ in every dimension. We provide
Fourier analytic and geometric characterizations of spaces embedding
in $L_0$, and prove several facts confirming the place of $L_0$ in the
scale of $L_p$-spaces.
Categories:52A20, 52A21, 46B20 |