The Szökefalvi-Nagy Problem

  • Vladimir Boltyanski
  • Horst Martini
  • Petru S. Soltan
Part of the Universitext book series (UTX)


Let M ⊂ R n be a compact, convex body. We consider the family T(M) of all its translates (Fig. 111) and denote by him M the Helly dimension of T(M): him M = him T(M). This chapter is devoted to the Helly-dimensional classification of compact, convex bodies. In other words, we are going to consider the following problem: to give a geometrical description of the compact, convex bodies M ⊂ R n satisfying him M = r, where 1 ≤ r ≤ n. By reasons which will be mentioned in this section, this problem is said to be the Szökefalvi-Nagy problem.


Convex Body Vector System Nonzero Vector Direct Decomposition Symmetric Body 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • Vladimir Boltyanski
    • 1
  • Horst Martini
    • 2
  • Petru S. Soltan
    • 3
  1. 1.Steklov Mathematical InstituteMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Faculty of MathematicsTU Chemnitz-ZwickauChemnitzGermany
  3. 3.Faculty of MathematicsMoldavian State UniversityKishinevMoldova

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