Homothetic covering of convex hulls of compact convex sets
Abstract
Let $K$ be a compact convex set and $m$ be a positive integer. The covering functional of $K$ with respect to $m$ is the smallest $\lambda\in[0,1]$ such that $K$ can be covered by $m$ translates of $\lambda K$. Estimations of the covering functionals of convex hulls of two or more compact convex sets are presented. It is proved that, if a threedimensional convex body $K$ is the convex hull of two compact convex sets having no interior points, then the least number $c(K)$ of smaller homothetic copies of $K$ needed to cover $K$ is not greater than $8$ and $c(K)=8$ if and only if $K$ is a parallelepiped.
 Publication:

arXiv eprints
 Pub Date:
 April 2021
 arXiv:
 arXiv:2104.08868
 Bibcode:
 2021arXiv210408868W
 Keywords:

 Mathematics  Metric Geometry;
 Mathematics  Combinatorics;
 52A20;
 52A10;
 52A15;
 52C17