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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 2012 (vol 57 pp. 42)

Fonf, Vladimir P.; Zanco, Clemente
Covering the Unit Sphere of Certain Banach Spaces by Sequences of Slices and Balls
e prove that, given any covering of any infinite-dimensional Hilbert space $H$ by countably many closed balls, some point exists in $H$ which belongs to infinitely many balls. We do that by characterizing isomorphically polyhedral separable Banach spaces as those whose unit sphere admits a point-finite covering by the union of countably many slices of the unit ball.

Keywords:point finite coverings, slices, polyhedral spaces, Hilbert spaces
Categories:46B20, 46C05, 52C17

3. CMB 2009 (vol 52 pp. 342)

Bezdek, K.; Kiss, Gy.
On the X-ray Number of Almost Smooth Convex Bodies and of Convex Bodies of Constant Width
The X-ray numbers of some classes of convex bodies are investigated. In particular, we give a proof of the X-ray Conjecture as well as of the Illumination Conjecture for almost smooth convex bodies of any dimension and for convex bodies of constant width of dimensions $3$, $4$, $5$ and $6$.

Keywords:almost smooth convex body, convex body of constant width, weakly neighbourly antipodal convex polytope, Illumination Conjecture, X-ray number, X-ray Conjecture
Categories:52A20, 52A37, 52C17, 52C35

4. CMB 2009 (vol 52 pp. 361)

Tóth, Gábor Fejes
A Note on Covering by Convex Bodies
A classical theorem of Rogers states that for any convex body $K$ in $n$-dimensional Euclidean space there exists a covering of the space by translates of $K$ with density not exceeding $n\log{n}+n\log\log{n}+5n$. Rogers' theorem does not say anything about the structure of such a covering. We show that for sufficiently large values of $n$ the same bound can be attained by a covering which is the union of $O(\log{n})$ translates of a lattice arrangement of $K$.

Categories:52C07, 52C17

5. 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

6. 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

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