51. CMB 2002 (vol 45 pp. 537)
52. 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 nontrivial
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 

53. CMB 2002 (vol 45 pp. 123)
 Moody, Robert V.

Uniform Distribution in Model Sets
We give a new measuretheoretical 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 

54. CMB 2000 (vol 43 pp. 427)
 Ivey, Thomas A.

Helices, Hasimoto Surfaces and BÃ¤cklund 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 wellknown
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, BÃ¤cklund transformations Categories:53A05, 58F37, 52C42, 58A15 

55. CMB 2000 (vol 43 pp. 368)
 Litvak, A. E.

KahaneKhinchin's Inequality for QuasiNorms
We extend the recent results of R.~Lata{\l}a and O.~Gu\'edon about
equivalence of $L_q$norms of logconcave random variables
(KahaneKhinchin's inequality) to the quasiconvex case. We
construct examples of quasiconvex 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 

56. CMB 1999 (vol 42 pp. 380)
57. 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 
