Convex Bodies: The Brunn–Minkowski Theory (Encyclopedia of Mathematics and its Applications)

Convex Bodies: The Brunn–Minkowski Theory (Encyclopedia of Mathematics and its Applications)

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Rolf Schneider
Cambridge University Press
Edition: 2, 10/31/2013
EAN 9781107601017, ISBN10: 1107601010

Hardcover, 760 pages, 23.4 x 15.6 x 4.6 cm
Language: English

At the heart of this monograph is the Brunn–Minkowski theory, which can be used to great effect in studying such ideas as volume and surface area and their generalizations. In particular, the notions of mixed volume and mixed area measure arise naturally and the fundamental inequalities that are satisfied by mixed volumes are considered here in detail. The author presents a comprehensive introduction to convex bodies, including full proofs for some deeper theorems. The book provides hints and pointers to connections with other fields and an exhaustive reference list. This second edition has been considerably expanded to reflect the rapid developments of the past two decades. It includes new chapters on valuations on convex bodies, on extensions like the Lp Brunn–Minkowski theory, and on affine constructions and inequalities. There are also many supplements and updates to the original chapters, and a substantial expansion of chapter notes and references.

Preface to the second edition
Preface to the first edition
General hints to the literature
Conventions and notation
1. Basic convexity
2. Boundary structure
3. Minkowski addition
4. Support measures and intrinsic volumes
5. Mixed volumes and related concepts
6. Valuations on convex bodies
7. Inequalities for mixed volumes
8. Determination by area measures and curvatures
9. Extensions and analogues of the Brunn–Minkowski theory
10. Affine constructions and inequalities
Appendix. Spherical harmonics
Notation index
Author index
Subject index.