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Isotropic measures and stronger forms of the reverse isoperimetric inequality
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by Károly J. Böröczky and Daniel Hug PDF
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The reverse isoperimetric inequality, due to Keith Ball, states that if $K$ is an $n$-dimensional convex body, then there is an affine image $\tilde {K}$ of $K$ for which $S(\tilde {K})^n/V(\tilde {K})^{n-1}$ is bounded from above by the corresponding expression for a regular $n$-dimensional simplex, where $S$ and $V$ denote the surface area and volume functional. It was shown by Franck Barthe that the upper bound is attained only if $K$ is a simplex. The discussion of the equality case is based on the equality case in the geometric form of the Brascamp-Lieb inequality. The present paper establishes stability versions of the reverse isoperimetric inequality and of the corresponding inequality for isotropic measures.
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  • Károly J. Böröczky
  • Affiliation: Alfréd Rényi Institute of Mathematics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, 1053 Budapest, Reáltanoda u. 13-15, Hungary – and – Central European University, Nador utca 9, Budapest, H-1051 Hungary
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  • Daniel Hug
  • Affiliation: Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), D-76128 Karlsruhe, Germany
  • MR Author ID: 363423
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  • Received by editor(s): February 10, 2015
  • Received by editor(s) in revised form: October 2, 2015
  • Published electronically: March 1, 2017
  • Additional Notes: The first author was supported by NKFIH 109789 and 116451
    The second author was supported by DFG grants FOR 1548 and HU 1874/4-2
  • © Copyright 2017 American Mathematical Society
  • Journal: Trans. Amer. Math. Soc. 369 (2017), 6987-7019
  • MSC (2010): Primary 52A40; Secondary 52A38, 52B12, 26D15
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  • MathSciNet review: 3683100