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### How large are the smallest-area projections of a high-dimensional convex body?

Let $B$ be a convex body in $\mathbb{R}^d$, equipped with its standard Euclidean form, and assume that $$\intop_B x \, dx = 0$$ $$\frac{1}{|B|_d} \intop_B x_i x_j \, dx = \delta_{ij},$$ a ...
Suppose we have a typical logdet function $\mathcal{L}$ with respect to a covariance matrix $\mathbf{A}$, $$\mathcal{L}(\mathbf{A}) = \log\vert \mathbf{I} + \mathbf{A}\mathbf{S} \vert - \mathbf{q}^T(\... 2answers 185 views ### Gaussian and the convex hull of moment curves Let c_1,\dots, c_d be the first d moments of the standard normal distribution. Does the point (c_1,\dots, c_d) lie in the convex hull of the set \{(t,t^2,\dots,t^d)\colon t\in[-b,b]\}, for a ... 1answer 147 views ### Exponential Convexity \textbf{Definition:} 1. A function h : (a,b)\rightarrow\mathbb{R} is exponentially convex if it is continuous and$$\sum _{i, j=1}^n\xi_i\xi_jh(x_i+x_j)\geq 0, for all $n\in\mathbb{N}$ and all ...
Consider three $N \times N$ Hermitian matrices $A_0$, $A_1$, $A_2$. Consider the function \begin{align} f(t_1,t_2)=\lambda_{\text{min}}(A_0+t_1A_1+t_2A_2) \end{align} where $\lambda_{\text{min}}$ ...