Using Aleksandrov reflection to estimate the location of the center of expansion
Authors:
YuChu Lin and DongHo Tsai
Journal:
Proc. Amer. Math. Soc. 138 (2010), 557565
MSC (2000):
Primary 35K15, 35K55
Published electronically:
September 30, 2009
MathSciNet review:
2557173
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Abstract: We use the Aleksandrov reflection result of Chow and Gulliver to show that the center of expansion in expanding a given convex embedded closed curve lies on a certain convex plane region interior to
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YuChu Lin
Affiliation:
Department of Mathematics, National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu 30013, Taiwan
Email:
yclin@math.nthu.edu.tw
DongHo Tsai
Affiliation:
Department of Mathematics, National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu 30013, Taiwan
Email:
dhtsai@math.nthu.edu.tw
DOI:
http://dx.doi.org/10.1090/S0002993909101557
PII:
S 00029939(09)101557
Received by editor(s):
August 4, 2008
Published electronically:
September 30, 2009
Additional Notes:
The research of the second author was supported by NSC (grant number 952115M007009) and the research center NCTS of Taiwan.
Communicated by:
ChuuLian Terng
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