Convex Geometry (Winter Semester 2010/11)
- Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Daniel Hug
- Classes: Lecture (1044), Problem class (1045)
- Weekly hours: 4+2
|Lecture:||Monday 11:30-13:00||AOC 201|
|Problem class:||Wednesday 14:00-15:30||1C-03|
|Lecturer, Problem classes||Prof. Dr. Daniel Hug|
|Office hours: Nach Vereinbarung.|
|Room 2.051 Kollegiengebäude Mathematik (20.30)|
Convexity is a fundamental notion in mathematics which has a combinatorial, an analytic, a geometric and a probabilistic flavour. Basically, a given set in a real vector space is called convex if with any two points of the segment joining the two points is also contained in . This course provides an introduction to the geometry of convex sets in a finite-dimensional real vector space.
The following topics will be covered:
- Geometric foundations: combinatorial properties, support and separation theorems, extremal representations
- Convex functions
- The Brunn-Minkowski Theory: basic functionals of convex bodies, mixed volumes, geometric (isoperimetric) inequalities
- Surface area measures and projection functions
- Integral geometric formulas
If time permits, we also consider additional topics such as symmetrization of convex sets or sets of constant width.
This course is suited for everybody with a firm background in analysis and linear algebra.
- Blatt 01.pdf|No 01
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- Gruber, P.M. Convex and Discrete Geometry. Grundlehren 336, Springer, 2007.
- Schneider, R. Convex Bodies: The Brunn-Minkowski Theory. Encyclopedia of Mathematics and its Applications. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1993.