, Volume 145, Issue 4, pp 307-319
Date: 27 May 2005

Sylvester’s Problem for Symmetric Convex Bodies and Related Problems

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Abstract.

We consider moments of the normalized volume of a symmetric or nonsymmetric random polytope in a fixed symmetric convex body. We investigate for which bodies these moments are extremized, and calculate exact values in some of the extreme cases. We show that these moments are maximized among planar convex bodies by parallelograms.