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1. CMB Online first

Swanepoel, Konrad J.
Equilateral sets and a Schütte Theorem for the $4$-norm
A well-known theorem of Schütte (1963) gives a sharp lower bound for the ratio of the maximum and minimum distances between $n+2$ points in $n$-dimensional Euclidean space. In this note we adapt Bárány's elegant proof (1994) of this theorem to the space $\ell_4^n$. This gives a new proof that the largest cardinality of an equilateral set in $\ell_4^n$ is $n+1$, and gives a constructive bound for an interval $(4-\varepsilon_n,4+\varepsilon_n)$ of values of $p$ close to $4$ for which it is known that the largest cardinality of an equilateral set in $\ell_p^n$ is $n+1$.

Categories:46B20, 52A21, 52C17

2. CMB 2011 (vol 55 pp. 767)

Martini, Horst; Wu, Senlin
On Zindler Curves in Normed Planes
We extend the notion of Zindler curve from the Euclidean plane to normed planes. A characterization of Zindler curves for general normed planes is given, and the relation between Zindler curves and curves of constant area-halving distances in such planes is discussed.

Keywords:rc length, area-halving distance, Birkhoff orthogonality, convex curve, halving pair, halving distance, isosceles orthogonality, midpoint curve, Minkowski plane, normed plane, Zindler curve
Categories:52A21, 52A10, 46C15

3. CMB 2011 (vol 54 pp. 726)

Ostrovskii, M. I.
Auerbach Bases and Minimal Volume Sufficient Enlargements
Let $B_Y$ denote the unit ball of a normed linear space $Y$. A symmetric, bounded, closed, convex set $A$ in a finite dimensional normed linear space $X$ is called a sufficient enlargement for $X$ if, for an arbitrary isometric embedding of $X$ into a Banach space $Y$, there exists a linear projection $P\colon Y\to X$ such that $P(B_Y)\subset A$. Each finite dimensional normed space has a minimal-volume sufficient enlargement that is a parallelepiped; some spaces have ``exotic'' minimal-volume sufficient enlargements. The main result of the paper is a characterization of spaces having ``exotic'' minimal-volume sufficient enlargements in terms of Auerbach bases.

Keywords:Banach space, Auerbach basis, sufficient enlargement
Categories:46B07, 52A21, 46B15

4. CMB 2010 (vol 53 pp. 394)

Averkov, Gennadiy
On Nearly Equilateral Simplices and Nearly l∞ Spaces
By $\textrm{d}(X,Y)$ we denote the (multiplicative) Banach--Mazur distance between two normed spaces $X$ and $Y.$ Let $X$ be an $n$-dimensional normed space with $\textrm{d}(X,\ell_\infty^n) \le 2,$ where $\ell_\infty^n$ stands for $\mathbb{R}^n$ endowed with the norm $\|(x_1,\dots,x_n)\|_\infty := \max \{|x_1|,\dots, |x_n| \}.$ Then every metric space $(S,\rho)$ of cardinality $n+1$ with norm $\rho$ satisfying the condition $\max D / \min D \le 2/ \textrm{d}(X,\ell_\infty^n)$ for $D:=\{ \rho(a,b) : a, b \in S, \ a \ne b\}$ can be isometrically embedded into $X.$

Categories:52A21, 51F99, 52C99

5. 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

6. CMB 2009 (vol 52 pp. 407)

Lángi, Zsolt; Naszódi, Márton
On the Bezdek--Pach Conjecture for Centrally Symmetric Convex Bodies
The Bezdek--Pach conjecture asserts that the maximum number of pairwise touching positive homothetic copies of a convex body in $\Re^d$ is $2^d$. Nasz\'odi proved that the quantity in question is not larger than $2^{d+1}$. We present an improvement to this result by proving the upper bound $3\cdot2^{d-1}$ for centrally symmetric bodies. Bezdek and Brass introduced the one-sided Hadwiger number of a convex body. We extend this definition, prove an upper bound on the resulting quantity, and show a connection with the problem of touching homothetic bodies.

Keywords:Bezdek--Pach Conjecture, homothets, packing, Hadwiger number, antipodality
Categories:52C17, 51N20, 51K05, 52A21, 52A37

7. 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

8. 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

9. 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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