In this paper we improve the bounds for the Carath\'eodory number, especially on algebraic varieties and with small gaps (not all monomials are present). We find that for every $\varepsilon>0$ and $d\in\mathbb{N}$ there is a $n\in\mathbb{N}$ such that we can construct a moment functional $L:\mathbb{R}[x_1,\dots,x_n]_{\leq d}\rightarrow\mathbb{R}$ which needs at least $(1-\varepsilon)\cdot\left(\begin{smallmatrix} n+d\\ n\end{smallmatrix}\right)$ atoms $l_{x_i}$... (read more)

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