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Averkov, Gennadiy : A monotonicity lemma for bodies of constant Minkowskian width

Averkov, Gennadiy : A monotonicity lemma for bodies of constant Minkowskian width


Author(s):
Averkov, Gennadiy
Title:
A monotonicity lemma for bodies of constant Minkowskian width
Preprint series:
Technische Universität Chemnitz, Fakultät für Mathematik (Germany). Preprint 16, 2002
Mathematics Subject Classification:
52A21 [ Finite-dimensional Banach spaces ]
52A38 [ Length, area, volume ]
52A10 [ Convex sets in $2$ dimensions ]
52A20 [ Convex sets in $n$ dimensions ]
Abstract:
A finite dimensional normed linear space is usually called a Minkowski space. Suppose that for the parameter $t$ changing from 0 to 1 two points $p_1(t)$ and $p_2(t)$ traverse the boundary of a convex body $K$ in a Minkowski plane with respect to counterclockwise and clockwise orientation, respectively, and that they do not coincide for each $t.$ We prove that $K$ is of constant Minkowskian width if and only if the Minkowskian distance between $p_1(t)$ and $p_2(t)$ is a unimodal function of $t$ for each possible choice of the functions $p_1(t)$ and $p_2(t).$ Furthermore, we give an appropriate extension of the ``only if'' part of this result to higher dimensional Minkowski spaces.
Keywords:
body of constant (Minkowskian) width, Minkowski space, monotonicity lemma
Language:
English
Publication time:
12 / 2002

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