1. CJM 2011 (vol 64 pp. 1036)
 Koh, Doowon; Shen, ChunYen

Harmonic Analysis Related to Homogeneous Varieties in Three Dimensional Vector Spaces over Finite Fields
In this paper we study the extension problem, the
averaging problem, and the generalized ErdÅsFalconer distance
problem associated with arbitrary homogeneous varieties in three
dimensional vector spaces over finite fields. In the case when the
varieties do not contain any plane passing through the origin, we
obtain the best possible results on the aforementioned three problems. In
particular, our result on the extension problem modestly generalizes
the result by Mockenhaupt and Tao who studied the particular conical
extension problem. In addition, investigating the Fourier decay on
homogeneous varieties enables us to give complete mapping properties
of averaging operators. Moreover, we improve the size condition on a
set such that the cardinality of its distance set is nontrivial.
Keywords:extension problems, averaging operator, finite fields, ErdÅsFalconer distance problems, homogeneous polynomial Categories:42B05, 11T24, 52C17 

2. 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 
