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An alternative proof of Petty's theorem on equilateral sets

Tomasz Kobos (2013)

Annales Polonici Mathematici

The main goal of this paper is to provide an alternative proof of the following theorem of Petty: in a normed space of dimension at least three, every 3-element equilateral set can be extended to a 4-element equilateral set. Our approach is based on the result of Kramer and Németh about inscribing a simplex into a convex body. To prove the theorem of Petty, we shall also establish that for any three points in a normed plane, forming an equilateral triangle of side p, there exists a fourth point,...

Countably convex G δ sets

Vladimir Fonf, Menachem Kojman (2001)

Fundamenta Mathematicae

We investigate countably convex G δ subsets of Banach spaces. A subset of a linear space is countably convex if it can be represented as a countable union of convex sets. A known sufficient condition for countable convexity of an arbitrary subset of a separable normed space is that it does not contain a semi-clique [9]. A semi-clique in a set S is a subset P ⊆ S so that for every x ∈ P and open neighborhood u of x there exists a finite set X ⊆ P ∩ u such that conv(X) ⊈ S. For closed sets this condition...

Curvatures of conflict surfaces in Euclidean 3-space

Jorge Sotomayor, Dirk Siersma, Ronaldo Garcia (1999)

Banach Center Publications

This article extends to three dimensions results on the curvature of the conflict curve for pairs of convex sets of the plane, established by Siersma [3]. In the present case a conflict surface arises, equidistant from the given convex sets. The Gaussian, mean curvatures and the location of umbilic points on the conflict surface are determined here. Initial results on the Darbouxian type of umbilic points on conflict surfaces are also established. The results are expressed in terms of the principal...

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