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26. CMB 2009 (vol 52 pp. 424)

Martini, Horst; Spirova, Margarita
Covering Discs in Minkowski Planes
We investigate the following version of the circle covering problem in strictly convex (normed or) Minkowski planes: to cover a circle of largest possible diameter by $k$ unit circles. In particular, we study the cases $k=3$, $k=4$, and $k=7$. For $k=3$ and $k=4$, the diameters under consideration are described in terms of side-lengths and circumradii of certain inscribed regular triangles or quadrangles. This yields also simple explanations of geometric meanings that the corresponding homothety ratios have. It turns out that basic notions from Minkowski geometry play an essential role in our proofs, namely Minkowskian bisectors, $d$-segments, and the monotonicity lemma.

Keywords:affine regular polygon, bisector, circle covering problem, circumradius, $d$-segment, Minkowski plane, (strictly convex) normed plane
Categories:46B20, 52A21, 52C15

27. CMB 2009 (vol 52 pp. 451)

Pach, János; Tardos, Gábor; Tóth, Géza
Indecomposable Coverings
We prove that for every $k>1$, there exist $k$-fold coverings of the plane (i) with strips, (ii) with axis-parallel rectangles, and (iii) with homothets of any fixed concave quadrilateral, that cannot be decomposed into two coverings. We also construct for every $k>1$ a set of points $P$ and a family of disks $\cal D$ in the plane, each containing at least $k$ elements of $P$, such that, no matter how we color the points of $P$ with two colors, there exists a disk $D\in{\cal D}$ all of whose points are of the same color.

Categories:52C15, 05C15

28. CMB 2009 (vol 52 pp. 464)

Stancu, Alina
Two Volume Product Inequalities and Their Applications
Let $K \subset {\mathbb{R}}^{n+1}$ be a convex body of class $C^2$ with everywhere positive Gauss curvature. We show that there exists a positive number $\delta (K)$ such that for any $\delta \in (0, \delta(K))$ we have $\Volu(K_{\delta})\cdot \Volu((K_{\delta})^{\sstar}) \geq \Volu(K)\cdot \Volu(K^{\sstar}) \geq \Volu(K^{\delta})\cdot \Volu((K^{\delta})^{\sstar})$, where $K_{\delta}$, $K^{\delta}$ and $K^{\sstar}$ stand for the convex floating body, the illumination body, and the polar of $K$, respectively. We derive a few consequences of these inequalities.

Keywords:affine invariants, convex floating bodies, illumination bodies
Categories:52A40, 52A38, 52A20

29. CMB 2007 (vol 50 pp. 474)

Zhou, Jiazu
On Willmore's Inequality for Submanifolds
Let $M$ be an $m$ dimensional submanifold in the Euclidean space ${\mathbf R}^n$ and $H$ be the mean curvature of $M$. We obtain some low geometric estimates of the total square mean curvature $\int_M H^2 d\sigma$. The low bounds are geometric invariants involving the volume of $M$, the total scalar curvature of $M$, the Euler characteristic and the circumscribed ball of $M$.

Keywords:submanifold, mean curvature, kinematic formul, scalar curvature
Categories:52A22, 53C65, 51C16

30. CMB 2006 (vol 49 pp. 536)

Dostál, Petr; Lukeš, Jaroslav; Spurný, Jiří
Measure Convex and Measure Extremal Sets
We prove that convex sets are measure convex and extremal sets are measure extremal provided they are of low Borel complexity. We also present examples showing that the positive results cannot be strengthened.

Keywords:measure convex set, measure extremal set, face
Categories:46A55, 52A07

31. CMB 2006 (vol 49 pp. 185)

Averkov, Gennadiy
On the Inequality for Volume and Minkowskian Thickness
Given a centrally symmetric convex body $B$ in $\E^d,$ we denote by $\M^d(B)$ the Minkowski space ({\em i.e.,} finite dimensional Banach space) with unit ball $B.$ Let $K$ be an arbitrary convex body in $\M^d(B).$ The relationship between volume $V(K)$ and the Minkowskian thickness ($=$ minimal width) $\thns_B(K)$ of $K$ can naturally be given by the sharp geometric inequality $V(K) \ge \alpha(B) \cdot \thns_B(K)^d,$ where $\alpha(B)>0.$ As a simple corollary of the Rogers--Shephard inequality we obtain that $\binom{2d}{d}{}^{-1} \le \alpha(B)/V(B) \le 2^{-d}$ with equality on the left attained if and only if $B$ is the difference body of a simplex and on the right if $B$ is a cross-polytope. The main result of this paper is that for $d=2$ the equality on the right implies that $B$ is a parallelogram. The obtained results yield the sharp upper bound for the modified Banach--Mazur distance to the regular hexagon.

Keywords:convex body, geometric inequality, thickness, Minkowski space, Banach space, normed space, reduced body, Banach-Mazur compactum, (modified) Banach-Mazur distance, volume ratio
Categories:52A40, 46B20

32. CMB 2006 (vol 49 pp. 161)

Agapito, José
Weighted Brianchon-Gram Decomposition
We give in this note a weighted version of Brianchon and Gram's decomposition for a simple polytope. We can derive from this decomposition the weighted polar formula of Agapito and a weighted version of Brion's theorem, in a manner similar to Haase, where the unweighted case is worked out. This weighted version of Brianchon and Gram' decomposition is a direct consequence of the ordinary Brianchon--Gram formula.

Category:52B

33. CMB 2005 (vol 48 pp. 523)

Düvelmeyer, Nico
Angle Measures and Bisectors in Minkowski Planes
\begin{abstract} We prove that a Minkowski plane is Euclidean if and only if Busemann's or Glogovskij's definitions of angular bisectors coincide with a bisector defined by an angular measure in the sense of Brass. In addition, bisectors defined by the area measure coincide with bisectors defined by the circumference (arc length) measure if and only if the unit circle is an equiframed curve.

Keywords:Radon curves, Minkowski geometry, Minkowski planes,, angular bisector, angular measure, equiframed curves
Categories:52A10, 52A21

34. CMB 2005 (vol 48 pp. 414)

Kaveh, Kiumars
Vector Fields and the Cohomology Ring of Toric Varieties
Let $X$ be a smooth complex projective variety with a holomorphic vector field with isolated zero set $Z$. From the results of Carrell and Lieberman there exists a filtration $F_0 \subset F_1 \subset \cdots$ of $A(Z)$, the ring of $\c$-valued functions on $Z$, such that $\Gr A(Z) \cong H^*(X, \c)$ as graded algebras. In this note, for a smooth projective toric variety and a vector field generated by the action of a $1$-parameter subgroup of the torus, we work out this filtration. Our main result is an explicit connection between this filtration and the polytope algebra of $X$.

Keywords:Toric variety, torus action, cohomology ring, simple polytope,, polytope algebra
Categories:14M25, 52B20

35. CMB 2005 (vol 48 pp. 302)

Yokonuma, Takeo
Discrete Sets and Associated Dynamical\\ Systems in a Non-Commutative Setting
We define a uniform structure on the set of discrete sets of a locally compact topological space on which a locally compact topological group acts continuously. Then we investigate the completeness of these uniform spaces and study these spaces by means of topological dynamical systems.

Categories:52C23, 37B50

36. CMB 2004 (vol 47 pp. 481)

Bekjan, Turdebek N.
A New Characterization of Hardy Martingale Cotype Space
We give a new characterization of Hardy martingale cotype property of complex quasi-Banach space by using the existence of a kind of plurisubharmonic functions. We also characterize the best constants of Hardy martingale inequalities with values in the complex quasi-Banach space.

Keywords:Hardy martingale, Hardy martingale cotype,, plurisubharmonic function
Categories:46B20, 52A07, 60G44

37. CMB 2004 (vol 47 pp. 246)

Makai, Endre; Martini, Horst
On Maximal $k$-Sections and Related Common Transversals of Convex Bodies
Generalizing results from [MM1] referring to the intersection body $IK$ and the cross-section body $CK$ of a convex body $K \subset \sR^d, \, d \ge 2$, we prove theorems about maximal $k$-sections of convex bodies, $k \in \{1, \dots, d-1\}$, and, simultaneously, statements about common maximal $(d-1)$- and $1$-transversals of families of convex bodies.

Categories:52A20, 55Mxx

38. CMB 2004 (vol 47 pp. 168)

Baake, Michael; Sing, Bernd
Kolakoski-$(3,1)$ Is a (Deformed) Model Set
Unlike the (classical) Kolakoski sequence on the alphabet $\{1,2\}$, its analogue on $\{1,3\}$ can be related to a primitive substitution rule. Using this connection, we prove that the corresponding bi-infinite fixed point is a regular generic model set and thus has a pure point diffraction spectrum. The Kolakoski-$(3,1)$ sequence is then obtained as a deformation, without losing the pure point diffraction property.

Categories:52C23, 37B10, 28A80, 43A25

39. CMB 2003 (vol 46 pp. 373)

Laugesen, Richard S.; Pritsker, Igor E.
Potential Theory of the Farthest-Point Distance Function
We study the farthest-point distance function, which measures the distance from $z \in \mathbb{C}$ to the farthest point or points of a given compact set $E$ in the plane. The logarithm of this distance is subharmonic as a function of $z$, and equals the logarithmic potential of a unique probability measure with unbounded support. This measure $\sigma_E$ has many interesting properties that reflect the topology and geometry of the compact set $E$. We prove $\sigma_E(E) \leq \frac12$ for polygons inscribed in a circle, with equality if and only if $E$ is a regular $n$-gon for some odd $n$. Also we show $\sigma_E(E) = \frac12$ for smooth convex sets of constant width. We conjecture $\sigma_E(E) \leq \frac12$ for all~$E$.

Keywords:distance function, farthest points, subharmonic function, representing measure, convex bodies of constant width
Categories:31A05, 52A10, 52A40

40. CMB 2003 (vol 46 pp. 242)

Litvak, A. E.; Milman, V. D.
Euclidean Sections of Direct Sums of Normed Spaces
We study the dimension of ``random'' Euclidean sections of direct sums of normed spaces. We compare the obtained results with results from \cite{LMS}, to show that for the direct sums the standard randomness with respect to the Haar measure on Grassmanian coincides with a much ``weaker'' randomness of ``diagonal'' subspaces (Corollary~\ref{sle} and explanation after). We also add some relative information on ``phase transition''.

Keywords:Dvoretzky theorem, ``random'' Euclidean section, phase transition in asymptotic convexity
Categories:46B07, 46B09, 46B20, 52A21

41. CMB 2002 (vol 45 pp. 537)

42. CMB 2002 (vol 45 pp. 697)

Sirvent, V. F.; Solomyak, B.
Pure Discrete Spectrum for One-dimensional Substitution Systems of Pisot Type
We consider two dynamical systems associated with a substitution of Pisot type: the usual $\mathbb{Z}$-action on a sequence space, and the $\mathbb{R}$-action, which can be defined as a tiling dynamical system or as a suspension flow. We describe procedures for checking when these systems have pure discrete spectrum (the ``balanced pairs algorithm'' and the ``overlap algorithm'') and study the relation between them. In particular, we show that pure discrete spectrum for the $\mathbb{R}$-action implies pure discrete spectrum for the $\mathbb{Z}$-action, and obtain a partial result in the other direction. As a corollary, we prove pure discrete spectrum for every $\mathbb{R}$-action associated with a two-symbol substitution of Pisot type (this is conjectured for an arbitrary number of symbols).

Categories:37A30, 52C23, 37B10

43. CMB 2002 (vol 45 pp. 634)

Lagarias, Jeffrey C.; Pleasants, Peter A. B.
Local Complexity of Delone Sets and Crystallinity
This paper characterizes when a Delone set $X$ in $\mathbb{R}^n$ is an ideal crystal in terms of restrictions on the number of its local patches of a given size or on the heterogeneity of their distribution. For a Delone set $X$, let $N_X (T)$ count the number of translation-inequivalent patches of radius $T$ in $X$ and let $M_X(T)$ be the minimum radius such that every closed ball of radius $M_X(T)$ contains the center of a patch of every one of these kinds. We show that for each of these functions there is a ``gap in the spectrum'' of possible growth rates between being bounded and having linear growth, and that having sufficiently slow linear growth is equivalent to $X$ being an ideal crystal. Explicitly, for $N_X(T)$, if $R$ is the covering radius of $X$ then either $N_X(T)$ is bounded or $N_X (T) \ge T/2R$ for all $T>0$. The constant $1/2R$ in this bound is best possible in all dimensions. For $M_X(T)$, either $M_X(T)$ is bounded or $M_X(T)\ge T/3$ for all $T>0$. Examples show that the constant $1/3$ in this bound cannot be replaced by any number exceeding $1/2$. We also show that every aperiodic Delone set $X$ has $M_X(T)\ge c(n) T$ for all $T>0$, for a certain constant $c(n)$ which depends on the dimension $n$ of $X$ and is $>1/3$ when $n>1$.

Keywords:aperiodic set, Delone set, packing-covering constant, sphere packing
Categories:52C23, 52C17

44. CMB 2002 (vol 45 pp. 483)

Baake, Michael
Diffraction of Weighted Lattice Subsets
A Dirac comb of point measures in Euclidean space with bounded complex weights that is supported on a lattice $\varGamma$ inherits certain general properties from the lattice structure. In particular, its autocorrelation admits a factorization into a continuous function and the uniform lattice Dirac comb, and its diffraction measure is periodic, with the dual lattice $\varGamma^*$ as lattice of periods. This statement remains true in the setting of a locally compact Abelian group whose topology has a countable base.

Keywords:diffraction, Dirac combs, lattice subsets, homometric sets
Categories:52C07, 43A25, 52C23, 43A05

45. CMB 2002 (vol 45 pp. 232)

Ji, Min; Shen, Zhongmin
On Strongly Convex Indicatrices in Minkowski Geometry
The geometry of indicatrices is the foundation of Minkowski geometry. A strongly convex indicatrix in a vector space is a strongly convex hypersurface. It admits a Riemannian metric and has a distinguished invariant---(Cartan) torsion. We prove the existence of non-trivial strongly convex indicatrices with vanishing mean torsion and discuss the relationship between the mean torsion and the Riemannian curvature tensor for indicatrices of Randers type.

Categories:46B20, 53C21, 53A55, 52A20, 53B40, 53A35

46. CMB 2002 (vol 45 pp. 123)

Moody, Robert V.
Uniform Distribution in Model Sets
We give a new measure-theoretical proof of the uniform distribution property of points in model sets (cut and project sets). Each model set comes as a member of a family of related model sets, obtained by joint translation in its ambient (the `physical') space and its internal space. We prove, assuming only that the window defining the model set is measurable with compact closure, that almost surely the distribution of points in any model set from such a family is uniform in the sense of Weyl, and almost surely the model set is pure point diffractive.

Categories:52C23, 11K70, 28D05, 37A30

47. CMB 2000 (vol 43 pp. 427)

Ivey, Thomas A.
Helices, Hasimoto Surfaces and Bäcklund Transformations
Travelling wave solutions to the vortex filament flow generated by elastica produce surfaces in $\R^3$ that carry mutually orthogonal foliations by geodesics and by helices. These surfaces are classified in the special cases where the helices are all congruent or are all generated by a single screw motion. The first case yields a new characterization for the B\"acklund transformation for constant torsion curves in $\R^3$, previously derived from the well-known transformation for pseudospherical surfaces. A similar investigation for surfaces in $H^3$ or $S^3$ leads to a new transformation for constant torsion curves in those spaces that is also derived from pseudospherical surfaces.

Keywords:surfaces, filament flow, Bäcklund transformations
Categories:53A05, 58F37, 52C42, 58A15

48. CMB 2000 (vol 43 pp. 368)

Litvak, A. E.
Kahane-Khinchin's Inequality for Quasi-Norms
We extend the recent results of R.~Lata{\l}a and O.~Gu\'edon about equivalence of $L_q$-norms of logconcave random variables (Kahane-Khinchin's inequality) to the quasi-convex case. We construct examples of quasi-convex bodies $K_n \subset \R$ which demonstrate that this equivalence fails for uniformly distributed vector on $K_n$ (recall that the uniformly distributed vector on a convex body is logconcave). Our examples also show the lack of the exponential decay of the ``tail" volume (for convex bodies such decay was proved by M.~Gromov and V.~Milman).

Categories:46B09, 52A30, 60B11

49. CMB 1999 (vol 42 pp. 380)

Nurmela, Kari J.; Östergård, Patric R. J.; aus dem Spring, Rainer
Asymptotic Behavior of Optimal Circle Packings in a Square
A lower bound on the number of points that can be placed in a square of side $\sigma$ such that no two points are within unit distance from each other is proven. The result is constructive, and the series of packings obtained contains many conjecturally optimal packings.

Keywords:asymptotic bound, circle packing
Category:52C15

50. CMB 1999 (vol 42 pp. 237)

Thompson, A. C.
On Benson's Definition of Area in Minkowski Space
Let $(X, \norm)$ be a Minkowski space (finite dimensional Banach space) with unit ball $B$. Various definitions of surface area are possible in $X$. Here we explore the one given by Benson \cite{ben1}, \cite{ben2}. In particular, we show that this definition is convex and give details about the nature of the solution to the isoperimetric problem.

Categories:52A21, 52A38
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