Basic Properties of Bodies of Constant Width

  • Horst MartiniEmail author
  • Luis Montejano
  • Déborah Oliveros


One of the essential characteristics of bodies of constant width is that, like balls, they have a diameter in every direction. Diameters are those chords of a convex body that have maximum length, and it is their behavior which gives constant width bodies their basic properties. Unlike the diameters of a ball, those of a body of constant width do not always meet at a single point, but when they do so, it is because the body is indeed a ball.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Horst Martini
    • 1
    Email author
  • Luis Montejano
    • 2
  • Déborah Oliveros
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of MathematicsChemnitz University of TechnologyChemnitzGermany
  2. 2.Instituto de MatemáticasUniversidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Campus JuriquillaQuerétaroMéxico

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