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Mixed Volumes

  • Horst MartiniEmail author
  • Luis Montejano
  • Déborah Oliveros
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Abstract

The notion of mixed volumes represents a profound concept first discovered by Minkowski in 1900. In the letter [838] he wrote to Hilbert explaining his discoveries as interesting and quite enlightening. As we can see below, this concept will allow us to prove several classical theorems on the volume of constant width bodies in a somewhat unexpected way.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Horst Martini
    • 1
    Email author
  • Luis Montejano
    • 2
  • Déborah Oliveros
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of MathematicsChemnitz University of TechnologyChemnitzGermany
  2. 2.Instituto de MatemáticasUniversidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Campus JuriquillaQuerétaroMéxico

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