Reverse Alexandrov-Fenchel inequalities for zonoids

Böröczky, Károly (Ifj.) and Hug, Daniel (2022) Reverse Alexandrov-Fenchel inequalities for zonoids. COMMUNICATIONS IN CONTEMPORARY MATHEMATICS, 24 (8). ISSN 0219-1997


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The Alexandrov-Fenchel inequality bounds from below the square of the mixed volume V (K1,K2,K3, Kn) of convex bodies K1, Kn in Rn by the product of the mixed volumes V (K1,K1,K3, Kn) and V (K2,K2,K3, Kn). As a consequence, for integers α1, αm with α1 + ⋯ + αm = n the product Vn(K1)α1 n⋯Vn(Km)αm n of suitable powers of the volumes Vn(Ki) of the convex bodies Ki, i = 1, m, is a lower bound for the mixed volume V (K1[α1], Km[αm]), where αi is the multiplicity with which Ki appears in the mixed volume. It has been conjectured by Betke and Weil that there is a reverse inequality, that is, a sharp upper bound for the mixed volume V (K1[α1], Km[αm]) in terms of the product of the intrinsic volumes Vαi(Ki), for i = 1, m. The case where m = 2, α1 = 1, α2 = n - 1 has recently been settled by the present authors (2020). The case where m = 3, α1 = α2 = 1, α3 = n - 2 has been treated by Artstein-Avidan et al. under the assumption that K2 is a zonoid and K3 is the Euclidean unit ball. The case where α2 = ⋯ = αm = 1, K1 is the unit ball and K2, Km are zonoids has been considered by Hug and Schneider. Here, we substantially generalize these previous contributions, in cases where most of the bodies are zonoids, and thus we provide further evidence supporting the conjectured reverse Alexandrov-Fenchel inequality. The equality cases in all considered inequalities are characterized. More generally, stronger stability results are established as well. © 2021 World Scientific Publishing Company.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Geometric inequality, Brunn–Minkowski theory, Alexandrov–Fenchel inequality, mixed volume, intrinsic volume, zonoid, stability result
Subjects: Q Science / természettudomány > QA Mathematics / matematika > QA73 Geometry / geometria
Depositing User: MTMT SWORD
Date Deposited: 13 Mar 2023 13:26
Last Modified: 06 Apr 2023 14:38

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