Equipartition of several measures
Abstract
We prove several results of the following type: any $d$ measures in $\mathbb R^d$ can be partitioned simultaneously into $k$ equal parts by a convex partition (this particular result is proved independently by Pablo Soberón). Another example is: Any convex body in the plane can be partitioned into $q$ parts of equal areas and perimeters provided $q$ is a prime power. The above results give a partial answer to several questions posed by A. Kaneko, M. Kano, R. Nandakumar, N. Ramana Rao, and I. Bárány. The proofs in this paper are inspired by the generalization of the BorsukUlam theorem by M. Gromov and Y. Memarian. The main tolopogical tool in proving these facts is the lemma about the cohomology of configuration spaces originated in the work of V.A. Vasil'ev. A newer version of this paper, merged with the similar paper of A. Hubard and B. Aronov is {arXiv:1306.2741}.
 Publication:

arXiv eprints
 Pub Date:
 November 2010
 arXiv:
 arXiv:1011.4762
 Bibcode:
 2010arXiv1011.4762K
 Keywords:

 Mathematics  Metric Geometry;
 Mathematics  Algebraic Topology;
 Mathematics  Combinatorics;
 28A75;
 52A38;
 55R80