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Title: Metrical properties of convex sets
Author: Lillington, John Newman
Awarding Body: University of London
Current Institution: Royal Holloway, University of London
Date of Award: 1974
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There have been many contributions of work in different fields of convexity giving various metrical properties of convex sets. In this thesis we shall consider some further ideas which seem interesting to study. A standard way of tackling certain types of problems is to prove the existence of an 'extremal' convex set with respect to the property in consideration and by a series of arguments determine its construction. Generally speaking the extremal set turns out to be regular in some sense with a correspondingly easy geometry. In Chapters 1 and 2 we shall concern ourselves entirely with polytopes and we shall give some results on the metric properties of their faces. Following these results, we shall in Chapter 3 consider some continuity properties of the more general class of cell-complexes. In Chapters 4, 5 and 6, we shall confine ourselves to the plane. In Chapter 4, we shall consider sets which incertain senses correspond to the sets of constant width. This leads us in Chapter 5 to give some results concerning the minimal widths of triangles circumscribing convex sets. Finally, in Chapter 6 we consider the areas of certain subsets of a convex set which are determined by partitions of that set by three concurrent lines. Papers which are relevant to the field of study in a particular chapter are mentioned briefly in an introduction to that chapter.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: Mathematics