A multi-plank generalization of the Bang and Kadets inequalities

14 Sep 2020 Balitskiy Alexey

If a convex body $K \subset \mathbb{R}^n$ is covered by the union of convex bodies $C_1, \ldots, C_N$, multiple subadditivity questions can be asked. Two classical results regard the subadditivity of the width (the smallest distance between two parallel hyperplanes that sandwich $K$) and the inradius (the largest radius of a ball contained in $K$): the sum of the widths of the $C_i$ is at least the width of $K$ (this is the plank theorem of Thoger Bang), and the sum of the inradii of the $C_i$ is at least the inradius of $K$ (this is due to Vladimir Kadets)... (read more)

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